London Museum of Water & Steam

London Museum of Water & Steam

London Museum of Water & Steam
4.5
Speciality Museums • Science Museums • Children's Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Come and discover the story of London's water supply at the London Museum of Water & Steam With hands-on experiences, you are certain to discover and learn about London’s water supply with the story unfolding right before your eyes. Investigate old cogs, and historic engines and hear the true hustle and bustle of a working water supply engine. On selected dates you can jump aboard our narrow-gauge railway and take in the local surroundings or see our collection of stationary engines in steam. The Splash Zone is a perfect place to let your little ones get wet. Here they can turn and swirl wheels, push pumps and create their own water supply that London would be envious of. Before you leave don’t forget to experience the beautiful natural surroundings in the garden. For full details of our opening times, parking and admission prices, including school holidays, please visit our website.
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CnMBath
Bath, UK186 contributions
Jan 2020
We had no idea what to expect when visiting this museum, but were extremely impressed by the awe inspiring exhibits.
This museum has a large number of vast steam pumping engines, which when in full steam must be and amazing sight. Having bought tickets that are valid for a year we will definately be back for a day when the engines are in steam.
Written January 9, 2020
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hydromorph
8 contributions
Feb 2020
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.
Written February 6, 2020
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Djh612
Greater London, UK122 contributions
Feb 2020
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.
Written February 20, 2020
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Charlotte F
Faversham, England, United Kingdom95 contributions
Feb 2020
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.
Written February 19, 2020
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rebecca0r
Bristol, UK3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
A gem of a museum.
Fabulous coffee and cakes in the coffee shop, amazingly helpful staff, fabulous interactive displays and wonderful old machinery.
My seven year olds were enthralled for hours by the water play area and it was facinating watching them collaborate with new found friends to make dams, learn about water pressure etc.
The wildlife garden and mud kitchen were an added bonus.
Written July 29, 2022
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Kazz
8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Love this museum. Highly interactive. Great sense of humour. I enjoyed it even more now I'm learning to be a plumber. Massive machinery, stories about poo, things to play with, cafe and cool gift shop, beautiful garden with enormous climbing frame. What more could you want in a day out?
Written April 20, 2022
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Ismael
Baku, Azerbaijan393 contributions
Feb 2020
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.
Written February 15, 2020
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Cleopheelondon
15 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
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
Written October 25, 2020
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Alice S
Hanwell, UK46 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
The boys loved it we spent almost a full day in there. Very interactive has a play area we used at lunchtime. The best bit for me was the steam train we got to go in. Wonderful for all the family.
Written January 5, 2020
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ArtyGr
Leiden, The Netherlands616 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
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
Written June 15, 2015
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