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London Museum of Water and Steam

London Museum of Water and Steam

Museum

Contact

London Museum of Water and Steam

020 8568 4757

Address

Green Dragon Lane,
Brentford, Middlesex,
TW8 0EN

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 3 - Sun 4 Dec Victorian Christmas
Sun 1 - Mon 2 Jan Grand New Year Steam Up

Details

Be amazed by the massive historic engines that pumped Thames water to London's taps, and follow in the footsteps of Charles Dickens to explore London’s exciting watery past at our newly refurbished Museum.

Get hands-on to find out more about the gruesome details of the capitals watery past, and water's role in the Victorian battle for public health, in our new interactive Waterworks. In the Waterworks and the new outdoor Splash Zone you can test your muscle power as you have a go at water-pumping machines from throughout the centuries.

The brand new Stokers Café is situated at the entrance of the Museum, it is accessible without having to enter the Museum and is open every day from 11am – 4pm. Customers can choose from a selection of hot and cold drinks and a range of snacks throughout the day. A fun and relaxed atmosphere, it is perfect for meeting up with friends, enjoying a coffee and refuelling before exploring the Museum.

The Museum shop stocks an ample range of books and souvenirs whether you have a specialist interest in the Museums exhibitions, history and culture, or just want to treat yourself or a loved one to a beautiful gift we are sure to have a product to suit. The shop also features the unique Made at Kew range which features exclusive artistic products made on site by our creative tenants.

The Rotative engines are in steam every weekend along with our Cornish engines on selected weekends.
The Waterworks Railway runs every Saturday, Sunday, Bank holidays and selected Fridays in August school holidays.

Approximately 85% of the Museum is accessible to wheelchair users via rising platform lifts.

Key family attractions include:
• The Waterworks – A fascinating interactive exhibition telling the vital story of London’s water supply, the capital’s life blood, through the ages.
• The Splash Zone – A fun hands-on water play area where families can explore how water moves by pumping it through pipes up to 5 metres high!
• Modern interpretation panels throughout the Museum explaining the key stories and characters surrounding our unique collection of steam engines and grade one listed buildings of this heritage site.

Disabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshments

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

Open daily from 11am to 4pm except 25th / 26th / 27th December.

Prices

Adults £11.50, Concessions £10 Children (5-15yrs) £5.
Family tickets from £16.50.
For £3 per person you can upgrade your day ticket to an Annual Pass.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 188781  Lat: 51.48937 Long: -0.29027

Buses : 65, 237, 267, 391 to Kew Bridge Station
Train: Waterloo to Kew Bridge
Tube: Overground or Dictrict Line to Gunnersbury then 237 or 267 bus or 10-15 minutes walk
Look for the tall Victorian tower.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Kew Bridge station

Facilities

  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)