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The London Museum of Water & Steam Kew

Green Dragon Lane, Kew, Brentford, Greater London TW8 0EN
Telephone 0871 560 9463

The London Museum of Water & Steam Kew

The Museum is housed in a magnificient 19th century Pumping Station and centres around the station's five world famous Cornish Beam Engnes, two of which can be seen, in steam, every weekend.

Originally used to pump West London's water supply for more than a century, one of them, the "Grand Junction 90", is the world's largest working beam engine.

In surrounding buildings other large engines also working at weekends, demonstrate more modern steam and diesel pumping machinery.

Did you know that little over a hundred years ago, un-wholesome drinking water claimed the lives of thousands of Londoners every year? Our new gallery reveals the fascinating history of London's water supply from Roman toilet spoons to the massive "hi-tech" London ring main. Featuring interactive displays, working models and intriguing artefacts, the gallery will provide a unique experience. Opening early summer.

Many Victorian waterworks had their own railway. At Kew Bridge this is demonstrated by a short line featuring the Bagnall steam locomotive, "Wendy". See the special events panel for oerating dates when visitors can have a ride. Throughout the year there are Special Events weekends ranging from the ever popular Live Steam Model Railway Show to the exciting Festival of Steam.


Tours: For groups of 10 or more a fully trained guide can be arranged and there is a 10% reduction on admission. Special steamings can be arranged and touch tours are available for partially sighted groups. All groups must be pre-booked.

Education: Special weekday visits and steaming days can be arranged for any school or college on request and our Educational Officer can advise on programme relevant to the National Curriculum. Early booking for this service is advised. Join the teacher's mailing list for regular information.

Filming and Corporate Hospitality: The Museum's unique Victorian setting provides an ideal location for filming and has also become a popular venue for product launches and corporate entertainment. There are also facilities for private functions and concerts.

Steam Engine Restoration: Our skilled and experienced team of engineers can undertake restoration of all types of steam and other industrial artefacts and offer a "design and build" service.

All of the Museum's exhibition are restored and maintained by the staff and volunteers, the latest addition being a 1902 Hindley waterwheel.

Kew Bridge Steam Museum has changed elements of its public opening times and engine schedule. We can no longer afford to operate the Cornish Beam Engines every weekend, so could you change your mention of this to 'The Museum is housed in a magnificent 19th century Pumping Station and centres around the station's five world famous Cornish Beam Engines, three of which can be seen, in steam, on eleven scheduled weekends throughout the year.

Please contact the museum for more details.'

Opening Times and Admission
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The London Museum of Water & Steam Kew