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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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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... read more

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

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It opens late and half the days the steam-engines are not working (in which case...go to the SceinecMuseum and see them free) and the prices are also steep... and you can see the little steam train from outside. There must be better things do to on a day trip to London

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

We all enjoyed our visit and a place of history that is well kept and the staff obviously enjoy what they do which is shown in their pride and enthusiasm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Fabulous! Fascinating. Seeing the steam machines actually running and getting the steamy atmosphere really made our trip. Cafe opens half an hour before the museum. Overall charming & well worth a visit. Hope to return when they have the funds to open the tower to visitors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We came across this museum by accident after a cruise up the Thames to Kew. It was cold and rainy with hailstones so we decided to take a look. It is an amazing museum for anyone who is interested in the history of steam, not just steam engines but with household appliances etc. The engineering of the exhibition is to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went with friends to this museum as it is somewhere they have been wanting to see for some time. It is not large but the exhibits are impressive and are lovingly presented. As an engineering piece it is very good but it is also very educational and well presented and signed for children. I was impressed. The café is basic... More 

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I visited this museum on Easter Sunday, which turned out to be a good choice as it wasn't too busy and the museum was running one of its rare Steam Up events, at which each of the steam engines is powered up so visitors can view it in action. While I am not a massive steam engine buff, this museum... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I haven't been to the museum since the refurbishment but my goodness what a difference. On the good friday and the next 3 days the museum was running every single engine that is able to operate. It was well worth the entrance fee, seen a few people on here moan about the price but for anyone with an interest in... More 

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We thought the museum was brilliant. Not cheap but that is a view clouded by all the free museums in London. It represented really good value for money for our young family and we spent all day there. We particularly liked the interactive exhibits and the displays were modern and informative. The big engines were beautiful and fascinating to watch... More 

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Offenbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a lovely little museum, privately run (And thus, not free of charge). If you're AT ALL interested in large-scale steam engines - and, frankly, which small or large boy isn't - you should visit this place located in Brentford, London - close to the Richmond river banks of the Thames. The location enables you to catch two interesting... More 

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Address: Address: Green Dragon Lane, Brentford TW8 0EN, England (Formerly Kew Bridge Steam Museum)
Phone Number: +44 20 8568 4757
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Brentford
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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