The grand Victorian building we see today was constructed in 1891. The new pumping station cleaned up the waste problem that was killing the city, new technology using beam engines which could move mass amounts of water were installed surviving on the most basic food, if any.
This incredible engineering construction required skilled men to operate them. Robert Richardson was one of these engineers, 5pm on Tuesday 26th August 1890, Robert fell 45 feet to his death. His work collegues were not permitted time off to attend his funeral, so out of respect they inscribed the simple memorial in the brickwork at the spot where he fell as a lasting memorial.
Ghostly sightings of Robert Richardson have been seen and felt over the years, staff have reported seeing ghostly children in the main gallery along with other paranormal activity recorded within the museum and grounds.
Come an join the Haunted Heritage team as we head into the museum to find what lies beneath.