London Museum of Water & Steam

Based in the historic buildings of the former Kew Bridge Waterworks, the London Museum of Water & Steam tells the story of London's water supply, the site, its people and the amazing pumping engines that helped to make London the great city it is today.

As well as housing the world’s largest collection of stationary steam pumping engines, the Museum is also home to a narrow-gauge steam locomotive and a Waterworks Gallery that traces the development of London’s clean water supply. The Museum offers a fun and educational day out for families and steam enthusiasts alike

Mini-family festival: Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September 2021, 10am to 4pm

‍Start your exploration of the Creative Mile, by visiting our mini-family festival outside the London Museum of Water & Steam. With different activities on Saturday and Sunday, there’s lots of fun for the whole family!

On Saturday have a go a salt dough sculptures and arts and crafts including knitting and puppets. Or help to create a large 3D model of Thomas Wicksteed, the Museum’s steam loco. On Sunday, the salt dough sculptures, and Thomas Wicksteed model are back, and joined by more arts and crafts including badge making and community townscapes. We recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or painted.

Activities are free; however, admission applies if you wish to visit the London Museum of Water & Steam.

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Come and discover the story of London's water supply at the London Museum of Water & Steam!

With hands-on experiences, you are certain to discover and learn about London’s water supply with the story unfolding right before your eyes. Investigate old cogs, and historic engines and hear the true hustle and bustle of a working water supply engine. On selected dates you can jump aboard our narrow-gauge railway and take in the local surroundings or see our collection of stationary engines in steam.

The Splash Zone is a perfect place to let your little ones get wet. Here they can turn and swirl wheels, push pumps and create their own water supply that London would be envious of. Before you leave don’t forget to experience the beautiful natural surroundings in the garden.

For full details of our opening times, parking and admission prices, including school holidays, please visit our website.

Opening times

Saturday - 10:00 - 16:00

Sunday - 10:00 - 16:00

Admission prices

Adults - £17

Concession - £15

Children - Free

All tickets are annual passes and valid for 12 months.


Free. We recommend travelling by foot or public transport where possible. The car park is closed on various dates throughout the year for some events and private hire.

How to find us

Address - Green Dragon Ln, Brentford TW8 0EN
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Artists at this Venue

These artists will be exhibiting here during the Art Trail weekend

Marlies Forster

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