The Crossness Pumping Station

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The Crossness Pumping Station

The Crossness Pumping Station
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A 19th century sewage pumping station restored in part to its original high Victorian glory. Four massive James Watt beam engines, one fully restored, one in restoration and two in magnificent dilapidation await you. We steam 5 days a year. Situated on the south bank of the Thames at Thamesmead we reflect local, national and world pride in the achievements of Sir Joseph Bazalegette.
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peter w
Thetford, UK13 contributions
Nov 2021
Brilliant, very enlightening.. very well-laid out and full of information and such a lovely building
Written November 14, 2021
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Afa
Hong Kong, China12 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
This place is fantastically restored with a functional steam engine pump. A great manifestation of Victorian engineering with both practicality and beauty. Helpful volunteers were there to tell stories of the site. Enjoyed the day out a lot! Will come back next time when the engine is in steam!
Written September 26, 2021
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Lynn M
Benfleet, UK36 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Visited crossness on a steam day in 2014. I talked about Abbey mills with my dad and visited there on the open London weekend then heard about Crossness from there. This was magnificent they had one of the engines working and lots to explore. The restoration was fabulous.
Written August 9, 2021
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Veronica R
London25 contributions
Jul 2021
Such a fascinating place and staffed by amazing volunteers! Great photo opportunities around every corner. Plus a ride on a steam engine, if you are lucky!
Written July 27, 2021
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Chris P
Brighton, UK63 contributions
Jul 2021
Fascinating & utterly gorgeous slice of London's industrial history. Run by friendly & knowledgeable volunteers, who're still working on completing the restoration.
There's also a bonus miniature railway.
Written July 18, 2021
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VLB
4 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Excellent visit. The volunteers are just so knowledgeable and friendly (Peter showed us around) and it's such an amazing place with a great history. I'm shocked by the entry fee - I would definitely pay more, it's definitely worth it. We spent about 3 hours there. The exhibition on The Great Stink was really good and the building itself is gorgeous and so interesting.
Written July 11, 2021
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bluehat64
London, UK287 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
What a fantastic day. Great tour around an amazing historical site. So interesting and guides and staff were fantastic. The history and story of the site are fascinating and so pleased that it has been saved by the trust and appears to be in safe hands. Everyone I met was pleasant and passionate about this important site.
Written June 15, 2021
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Sallprice
Chelmsford, UK1,604 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Fantastic piece of British history the way the volunteers have restored this building is absolutely beautiful !! The history and study of the pumping station is so Interesting all the volunteers were very knowledgeable and approachable this place is a hidden gem !!
Great for kids aswell not expensive and a great charity to support so glad we visited highly recommend
Written October 25, 2020
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Thank you for visiting - so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your kind words
Written October 26, 2020
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Kat S
London, UK8 contributions
Oct 2020
Went along to a tour today and it was wonderful. Such passionate volunteers makes this tour so special. We had Wally take us around and share his knowledge of Crossness, and he was just lovely. Such an interesting history, and beautiful Victorian engineering and architecture to see. It was a rainy October day, and there was a fair walk from the car park in the rain but a warm welcome and refreshements at the cafe were just what we needed and then a few hours inside with our guide were perfect. A very different day out, and we even had the Prince Concert engine in steam as a bit of a surprise as it wasn't due to be today so we got to see the engine in action. Recommend for people who love beautiful architecture/engineering, history of London and The Thames and people who love a great photo opportunity! THANK YOU!
Written October 13, 2020
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Thank you for visiting Crossness and for your kind words. So pleased you enjoyed the tour.
Written October 15, 2020
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minidriver
Croydon, UK57 contributions
Aug 2020
Took my father-in-law to see Crossness on one of the first few days that it opened post lockdown. We had booked tickets online. We were greeted at the entrance to the car park and shown where to go. There is quite a walk from the car park to the pumping station, but a free ride on the Royal Arsenal Narrow Guage railway made this a lot shorterr and very pleasant. The pumping station and workshop were very interesting. You can really tell from the parts that have been restored how impressive it would have been when first built. In some ways it is really interesting to compare the bits that have been restored to the bits that have not been. It is staggering to think how the Victorians built this in just 3 years with no computers or cranes etc.

I must say that the vist was made by all the voluteers that were around to tell you about the bits you were looking at. They were all very friendlly and appraochable and all had as much time as you wanted to talk. This applied to everyone from the person at the carpart, to the people on the train to the engineers who look after the pumps.
Written August 24, 2020
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Thank you for your review. It was great to be able to welcome visitors back to Crossness and we’re so pleased that you and your father-in-law enjoyed your visit
Written August 28, 2020
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