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London Museum of Water & Steam

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Interactive for young kids

Lovely little place for the children. They especially enjoyed the splashzone. It is a bit pricey... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nm L
Good but pricey entrance fee

This museum was very interesting and seemed to go on and on, there's a small steam engine that kids... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
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The London Museum of Water & Steam at Kew Bridge was built in 1838 and is home to an internationally recognised collection of working steams engines that can be seen in operation every weekend. Come and discover the story of London's water supply...more
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Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, Ealing TW8 0EN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely little place for the children. They especially enjoyed the splashzone. It is a bit pricey but we got a discounted family ticket off Groupon. The cafe served nice food but it had run out of things on the limited menu. A packet of Walkers...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

This museum was very interesting and seemed to go on and on, there's a small steam engine that kids seemed to thoroughly enjoy. We went to kill time and hubby works in the water industry, he thought it was fab, we thought the £12 entry...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019

If you love steam engines and history this is the number one local attraction. But go on a day when in steam.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

A must if you want to explore the Victorian and Edwardian marvels of engineering an industrialisation . Very well run and excellent guide( Christopher) . Amazing that London water has only been fit to drink for 150 or so years. Very average cafe.

Date of experience: February 2019
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waterandsteam, Public Relations Manager at London Museum of Water & Steam, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Thank you Dave! I have passed on your lovely review to Christopher. Best wishes, Christina

Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Lovely staff, great museum with exhibits that our kids loved playing with and a nice cafe where we relaxed before closing time. Had a great time.

Date of experience: February 2019
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waterandsteam, Public Relations Manager at London Museum of Water & Steam, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Thank you very much! we hope to welcome you again soon. LMWS

Reviewed February 6, 2019

... to see a puff of smoke rising from chimneys surrounded by quite a few geometric lakes. What would it be like? You’d be in Gunnersbury, a southwest region of Greater London but you'll have traveled a hundred years back then when the area was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

Visited with my NZ cousin we both really enjoyed the experience. The exhibits were well presented and maintained. It was all very good

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 19, 2019

Fascinating explanation of the story of water supply to London across centuries. Working steam engines for those interested in engineering. Some activities for kids, splash park outside for warmer weather. Maybe the admission charge is high in comparison to some other places, although I'm sure...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

This was a remarkable trip into the water history of London and the rest of the UK. I can thoroughly recommend it. It is well laid out. I would probably recommend that you time any future visit to coincide with the powering up of these...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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waterandsteam, Public Relations Manager at London Museum of Water & Steam, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Hi nosmo-king-1948, Thank you so much for your review! Our train table has been replaced since you did your review and we regularly replace the Brio train track, but I think when you visited it was due a refresh. Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed December 30, 2018

Easy to Visit by Public Transport.....Short Walk From Gunnersbury Station.....So much to see.....Wonderful, helpful and enthusiastic staff to answer all your questions.....All the big steam pumps were working....and the railway....for a ride round the site......Great fun for the kids with plenty of hands-on stuff......You will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Melinda H
February 24, 2018|
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Response from Richard_A-Sandys | Reviewed this property |
I think it will definitely be good for an hour, possibly up to 2 for teen lads. There are lots of interesting things. Depends on whether they are willing to connect! There is engineering, disease control, a mini steam... More
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January 3, 2017|
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Response from pennyjenkins2017 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, our car park can take about 30 cars so can fill very quickly at weekends. On a Sunday you can park on the road directly outside the gate but the local wardens are very keen to ticket on other days... More
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Kamila K
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Response from Strelitzia-1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I am sure your little one would enjoy many of the exhibits. The train is also a lovely activity for littlies. Enjoy
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