We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

London Museum of Water & Steam

273 Reviews

London Museum of Water & Steam

273 Reviews
Get the full experience and book a tour
Recommended
Our most popular tours and activities
Nearby Experiences
Other experiences in Brentford
Full view
Location
Contact
Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, Ealing TW8 0EN England
Getting there
GunnersburyUnderground14 min
GunnersburyOverground14 min
273Reviews8Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 164
  • 87
  • 14
  • 5
  • 3
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Cleopheelondon wrote a review Oct 2020
8 contributions
+1
A great museum open since yesterday after 6 months closure for covid. A lot to learn on water pump in London since roman ages. Specifically good for year 6 who learn Victorian times and industries. Great cafe with food, sandwich and nice hot drinks. Definitely my advice for this half term in London. Also nice activity where is Charly for small ones and water playground outside + small garden
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
Helpful
Share
Djh612 wrote a review Feb 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom121 contributions38 helpful votes
If you are into large steam powered machinery, this is the place for you! The museum tracks the history of water supply and disposal in London and has a great range of massive steam powered beam engines. These are demonstrated on selected dates. Plenty to do and see for all and children are welcome.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Charlotte F wrote a review Feb 2020
Faversham, England, United Kingdom95 contributions45 helpful votes
This museum has plenty of interesting machinery and fascinating engines to interest fans of Victorian engineering. There are also lots of interactive displays about London's water supply and sewage disposal to entertain and inform every sort of visitor. While we were there there were little children from a Nursery having a great time. And the All Day Breakfast was brilliant! And your ticket gives you free entry for one year.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
Ismael wrote a review Feb 2020
Baku, Azerbaijan345 contributions100 helpful votes
+1
Great place to spend time with your kids in a rainy day. The engines are well preserved and look gorgeous. They run some of them on certain days, the working mechanism are spectacular! There is a lot interaction, kids can press buttons, pump water and play. I was lucky to come by the time of live water bubble science session for kids. There are also outdoor areas, but I missed that due to rain. The toilets are clean and tidy, there is hot water (obviously) and a lot of paper sheets. There is nice cafe with museum items on the wall and a free parking. Adults can get annual pass if they convert their tickets to a donation.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
hydromorph wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
I've visited this twice and I'll go back again. If you are interested in steam engines, especially extremely large ones, industrial history, or the history of London, this is somewhere you should not miss. It's based in what was a water pumping station and several of the engines which are there have always been there. Not all of them work, but some do, and you can check for steaming days. I have not been there on a steaming day, but there is more than enough to see on other days. I believe all their tickets now allow return visits for a year, so once you have paid you can come back repeatedly, which is great as it means you don't need to rush around to see everything. There's a fantastic little semi-secret garden behind it which is really nice to sit in. There's also a small railway which I think would be great for children: check if it's running if you want to see it though as I'm not sure it does all the time.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
Previous
Frequently Asked Questions about London Museum of Water & Steam