The Pump House Environment Centre
Waterworks Road, Barbourne, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 3EZ
The Pump House Environment Centre is located in a refurbished waterworks in Barbourne, Worcester, close to the River Severn. Inside, visitors will find lots of information on environmental issues, and a warm welcome in the café and shop.
Many technologies used within the refurbishment have been left on display, or models are used to explain their function. Larger technologies include photovoltaic cells, small scale wind turbines, ground source heating and rainwater harvesting. Visitors are also informed about small scale technologies, such as low energy lighting, low flush toilets and spray taps, as well as building materials, for example sheep’s wool insulation, clay plaster and marmoleum™ flooring.
A touch screen and ipad are avaialable for visitors to inform themselves of topical issues within the environmental sector. There are a number of models on display and books for children, which help to explain environmental issues.
Next to the building, a wildlife garden can be found; a wonderful mix of habitats for native fauna – a wildflower garden, a bog area and a pond. A nature trail has been created around the outside conservation area, for visitors to enjoy, along with a guiding leaflet.