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Building & Contents Grade II listed by English Heritage. "is a remarkably complete example of a relatively small plant" 


Winners of a Listed Status Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.  


Check our Facebook page for weekly updates on projects and open day reports.


Video - History of Coleham Pumping Station by Ian Cooper. here


The sounds of the pumping station working during 1968.

From the engine room.

From the basement.

The Shrewsbury Steam Trust is a voluntary organisation that maintains the machinery and mans the engines, boiler and other exhibits on the open days. We rebuild small machinery, keep the building and it's environs tidy as well as maintain and run the massive beam engines and cornish boiler.

We meet at least once a week throughout the year. Extra days are scheduled as they are needed. Volunteers do not have to attend all the days - even just a few days assistance during the year will be greatly appreciated. 

If you would like to get involved we would love to hear from you. 

No previous experience is required - just the willingness to get involved and drink lots of tea! 

Membership is open to all and it's great value at just £12 (individual) per year. You can support the museum and join up online here. Or download the membership form to post back to us here.

Contact us  to chat about what we do.

SST newsletters are here.

The SST committee consists of:-


  • Chairman - John Maclean. 
  • Treasurer - Ian Payne.
  • Secretary - Ian Payne.

Committee Members.

  • Chief Engineer - John Maclean.
  • Membership Secretary - Ian Payne.
  • Webmaster - Ian Payne.
  • Ron Targett.
  • Michael Glover.
  • Pauline Hanson.

 Contact can be made with any of the committee via email