We found this gem of a place because we were 'collecting the monopoly board' on our trip to London and this was the Waterworks. We visited on a Saturday when volunteer steam... read more
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.