Tees Cottage Pumping Station is run by volunteers who carry out maintenance, run the engines, tea rooms and shop and who work behind the scenes to keep the place going. On the social side of things, we have get-togethers (often a barbecue in the Boiler House).

We Need You!

Don’t forget to come along to our workdays – there’s always plenty to do, and something to suit everyone. Workdays are every Wednesday (9am to 3pm) and the second Sunday in every month (10am to 3pm). Please contact a member of the committee before making the journey to ensure the work day is going ahead (telephone numbers can be found on your membership card).

The “Wednesday Gang”

Members of the “Wednesday Gang”, who usually meet every Wednesday at Tees Cottage to work on various projects.

Visits for members

We have organised visits to other similar sites. These have included visits to Ryhope Engines Museum, to Teesdale, Elsecar and Kelham Island, Papplewick Pumping Station and the Ellenroad Engine House.

At Ryhope, members saw the engines working and had the opportunity to go on the Aidensfield vintage bus.

For the Teesdale trip we went by coach to Lartington water works, Hury dam, Killhope lead mining centre and Allenheads.


Are you interested in volunteering with us? We are always looking for enthusiastic, committed volunteers with a little bit of time to give. You don’t have to be an expert in anything, just willing, and keen!

Email volunteer@teescottage.co.uk and we'll be in contact with you to arrange a meeting so that you can learn more about us and we can learn more about you.