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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.

Guide 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.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

Accessible by Public Transport: Kew Bridge station is 0 miles away.

London Museum of Water and Steam

Type:Museum

Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0EN

Tel: 020 8568 4757

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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