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London Museum of Water & Steam

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Address: Green Dragon Lane, Brentford TW8 0EN, England (Formerly Kew Bridge Steam Museum)
Phone Number: +44 20 8568 4757
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: The London Museum of Water & Steam opened it's doors after a major...
The London Museum of Water & Steam opened it's doors after a major refurbishment on March 22nd 2014. Come and discover the story of London's water supply and witness stationary steam pumping engines in action. The museum is also home to a narrow gauge steam railway which is in operation every weekend. Visitors can also enjoy the new Waterworks interactive gallery, with hands on exhibits that bring the story of London's water supply to life and prepare to get wet in the outdoors "Splashzone" where children of all ages can turn wheels, gears and pumps to move water by hand to create amazing outcomes. The rotative steam engines and Waterworks Railway are in operation every weekend with the Cornish Engines running on monthly event days (see website for event listings). After all that, relax and refuel in the Stokers Cafe where you will be able to choose from a range of hot and cold drinks and treats. We are a 5 minute walk from Kew Bridge Station (25 minutes from London Waterloo) and are a short bus journey away from South Ealing station (Picadilly Line + 65 bus) and Gunnersbury (District Line and Overground + 237 or 267 bus). There is a small car park on site for visitors.
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We visited this museum on Sunday due to poor weather forecast & <1km from our hotel. A small museum documenting our usage of water from Roman times to the present day. I found it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visited on a steaming Day and was good to see engines in action. Immaculately clean museum with some unusual items. Volunteers very helpful. Had a ride on a small diesel then steam train. Nice cafe and shop. Near Kew station and bus stops outside too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We visited this museum on Sunday due to poor weather forecast & <1km from our hotel. A small museum documenting our usage of water from Roman times to the present day. I found it fascinating even though I'm not into engines etc. Lots of hands on equipment for the children (&adults!) to demonstrate various means of moving & water usage.... More 

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Newark, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Marvellous visit and something for all ages. If you're interested in things like municipal infrastructure and old steam engines much more fun than Kew Gardens - where rest of may party went (seen one tree - you've seen 'em all!) I spotted a tiny error in one of the displays and e-mailed them. Had a lovely e-mail back thanksing me... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Gorgeous building, and impressive-looking old pumps, but nowhere near enough info about any of it. The coffee shop is adorable though, and run by a very sweet Scottish ex-teacher who makes a mean latte and made my four year old feel very much at home. The outdoor water play area is small, but a lot of fun. It's a chilled... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Quite interesting to start with but after half an hour looking at valves, pipes and engines it got a bit repetitive, but overall a good place to visit if you are in West London.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you want a great day out with a real difference in West London you can combine the Kew Steam and Water Museum with the exceptional Kew Gardens (where you can picnic on grass right on the Thames) and still have the option of eating superb food at the Glasshouse Michelin restaurant (right next to the rail station). The Steam... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit, the exhibits are well presented, with regular steam ups of the engines. Got chatting to one of the helpers who had a link to Uffculme in Devon where we live. He had helped to install the beam engine in the Uffculme wool museum. When I walked into the Cornish beam engine room it took me a... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Spent the day while our son went for the driver experience , which he was thrilled about. Had a great day, as the staff were very informative and friendly. Watched several of the gigantic steam engines in operation which was awe inspiring. Highly recommended for any steam enthusiast.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A fabulous array of water and steam engines, both small and large and also gigantic! Knowledgeable tour guides and engineers working the machines make for an interesting visit. At certain times of the day one machine or another will be 'on' so that you can see its true machinery at work. Suitable for all ages who can do steps. You... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Southwest London from East London is always a pain in the caboose, but after a few rough starts, we were able to spend a good hour in the museum. As it was Father's Day, almost every engine was running, including the steam railway. There was also a beer tasting for Twickenham brewery, which was fantastic. The kids' area, where we... More 

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