Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum

Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum Museum of technology and industry featuring innovations from London's Lea Valley The museum is open to the public on Sundays, 11am-4pm in summer and 11am-3pm in winter.
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Last entry is half an hour before closing. We can arrange school or group visits on other days, by appointment only. Please email with details of your request to:
[email protected]

Operating as usual

23/06/2021

Did you know that London was the first city in the world to use steam engines to pump water to homes and businesses?

Learn more about the Kew Bridge Waterworks and it's engines during one of our talks and tours this weekend (June 26 and 27).

Book your tickets via our website: https://lmws.digitickets.co.uk/tickets

We are pleased to announce the return of the Waltham Forest Cello Fest to the Pumphouse on Sunday 27th June! Cellist Fra...
20/06/2021

We are pleased to announce the return of the Waltham Forest Cello Fest to the Pumphouse on Sunday 27th June! Cellist František Brikcius will perform in our Victoria Line tube carriage at 1.15pm, playing solo cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach and others.

Running time: 45-60 minutes.
Admission £15 (+ £1.76 booking fee). Booking is essential via Eventbrite -
http://ow.ly/ylAQ50FeiX8

You will be required to wear a face covering unless exempt. If you have any Covid symptoms please do not attend.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PUMPHOUSE BUILDINGS WILL BE CLOSED TO VISITORS ON 27TH JUNE.

We are pleased to announce the return of the Waltham Forest Cello Fest to the Pumphouse on Sunday 27th June! Cellist František Brikcius will perform in our Victoria Line tube carriage at 1.15pm, playing solo cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach and others.

Running time: 45-60 minutes.
Admission £15 (+ £1.76 booking fee). Booking is essential via Eventbrite -
http://ow.ly/ylAQ50FeiX8

You will be required to wear a face covering unless exempt. If you have any Covid symptoms please do not attend.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PUMPHOUSE BUILDINGS WILL BE CLOSED TO VISITORS ON 27TH JUNE.

Photos from Cody Dock's post
17/04/2021

Photos from Cody Dock's post

We have TONS of railway books to get rid of.  Mostly secondhand and transport-related (trams, trains waterways etc.).  T...
27/02/2021

We have TONS of railway books to get rid of. Mostly secondhand and transport-related (trams, trains waterways etc.). There is a lot there and we just need to get rid of them as soon as possible. Any charity shops, railway clubs or anyone else who is interested, please get in contact. You can have them free as long as you can pick all or some boxes up.

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport The Model Railway Club Selhurst Railway Club London Midland Railway Clubs Association

**UPDATE**  The drainage fittings are no longer available.Anyone know any electricians or plumbers who are interested in...
27/02/2021

**UPDATE** The drainage fittings are no longer available.

Anyone know any electricians or plumbers who are interested in LOADS of fluorescent tubes or underground drainage fittings?

Anyone interested can have them for free if they pick them up! These would otherwise have to be thrown out.

**UPDATE** These have been offered to Whipps Cross Children's Department and are no longer available. We are having a cl...
27/02/2021

**UPDATE** These have been offered to Whipps Cross Children's Department and are no longer available.

We are having a clear-out here at the Pumphouse and have a lot of stuff that we would like to get rid of. First up is a box of mixed Lego Duplo and Crayola crayons which are old but still seem to work.

If you know anyone (preferably a community group, nursery etc.) who is interested in having these for free and can pick them up, do send them our way!

It's our final opening of 2020 today so why not come and see us?  We are open 11am-3pm (last entry 2.30). No booking nec...
13/12/2020

It's our final opening of 2020 today so why not come and see us? We are open 11am-3pm (last entry 2.30). No booking necessary but please wear a face covering unless you are exempt.
Please note that we will be closed for Christmas on Dec 20 & 27 and Jan 3, reopening Jan 10.

It may be a cloudy day in #Walthamstow but at least the rain has stopped so why not venture out and visit us as we reope...
06/12/2020

It may be a cloudy day in #Walthamstow but at least the rain has stopped so why not venture out and visit us as we reopen after lockdown? We will be ready to welcome you from 11am-3pm. No booking necessary but please wear a face covering unless you are exempt. #e17

It may be a cloudy day in #Walthamstow but at least the rain has stopped so why not venture out and visit us as we reope...
06/12/2020

It may be a cloudy day in #Walthamstow but at least the rain has stopped so why not venture out and visit us as we reopen after lockdown? We will be ready to welcome you from 11am-3pm. No booking necessary but please wear a face covering unless you are exempt. #e17

Lockdown is lifted and we look forward to welcoming you back through the gates this Sunday! We will be OPEN from 11am-3p...
02/12/2020

Lockdown is lifted and we look forward to welcoming you back through the gates this Sunday! We will be OPEN from 11am-3pm (last entry 2.30). Please wear a face covering unless you have an exemption.
#walthamstow #e17

Wonderful new mosaic by @maudmilton!
12/11/2020

Wonderful new mosaic by @maudmilton!

In accordance with government guidelines, the Pumphouse will be closed to the public during the national lockdown. We ho...
05/11/2020

In accordance with government guidelines, the Pumphouse will be closed to the public during the national lockdown. We hope you all stay safe and that we can welcome you back very soon.

It's our monthly engine running day this Sunday 25th, so what better reason to visit us? The horizontal engines and work...
23/10/2020

It's our monthly engine running day this Sunday 25th, so what better reason to visit us? The horizontal engines and workshop machinery will run at 12 and 2pm. Don't forget that the clocks go back this weekend, so we move to our winter opening hours 11am-3pm (last entry 2.30).

Just a reminder that we are CLOSED today. We will be open next Sunday as usual and hope to see you then.  Apologies for ...
18/10/2020

Just a reminder that we are CLOSED today. We will be open next Sunday as usual and hope to see you then. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Please note that the Pumphouse  will be CLOSED this Sunday, 18 October. Apologies for any disappointment. We will be ope...
16/10/2020

Please note that the Pumphouse will be CLOSED this Sunday, 18 October. Apologies for any disappointment. We will be open as usual on Sunday 25th and hope to see you then.

#walthamstow #e17

Great video here about the Supper Club pop-up restaurant which takes place on our old Victoria Line carriage on Thursday...
13/10/2020
Dining on a 1967 Victoria Line Carriage

Great video here about the Supper Club pop-up restaurant which takes place on our old Victoria Line carriage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Including a special guest appearance by Tiggy the Cat!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGggCIwJ7Xk

At the Pumphouse Museum in Walthamstow, a 1967 Tube Carriage from the Victoria Line has been preserved, and on board is ... the Supperclub! Where you can enj...

It's a bright sunny day in #Walthamstow so why not spend it at the Pumphouse? We are open 11am-4pm (last entry 3.30) and...
11/10/2020

It's a bright sunny day in #Walthamstow so why not spend it at the Pumphouse? We are open 11am-4pm (last entry 3.30) and entry is FREE. No need to book but please wear a face covering unless you have an exemption.

To take your mind off the miserable weather why not pop along to the Pumphouse? Take shelter in our Grade-II listed buil...
04/10/2020

To take your mind off the miserable weather why not pop along to the Pumphouse? Take shelter in our Grade-II listed building and learn about the history of local railways and sewage disposal! What better way to spend a rainy afternoon? Open 11-4 (last entry 3.30), FREE.

TODAY! The horizontal engines and workshop machinery will be running at 12 and 2pm. We hope to see you there! Museum ope...
27/09/2020

TODAY! The horizontal engines and workshop machinery will be running at 12 and 2pm. We hope to see you there! Museum open 11am-4pm, FREE entry.

26/09/2020

It's Engine Running Day this Sunday at the Pumphouse! The horizontal engines and workshop machinery will be running tomorrow at 12 and 2pm. Museum open 11am-4pm (last entry 3.30) and entry is FREE.
Please wear a face covering unless you have an exemption.

Leaflet advertising the opening of Stage 3 of the #VictoriaLine. The line started running from Walthamstow to Highbury i...
23/09/2020

Leaflet advertising the opening of Stage 3 of the #VictoriaLine. The line started running from Walthamstow to Highbury in Sep 1968 but wasn't formally opened until March 1969, when the Queen made the first journey from Green Park to Victoria. The line reached Brixton in 1971.

If you have no plans for tomorrow why not come along and see us? We are open on Sunday from 11am-4pm (last entry 3.30) a...
19/09/2020

If you have no plans for tomorrow why not come along and see us? We are open on Sunday from 11am-4pm (last entry 3.30) and it's FREE!
Please wear a face covering unless you have an exemption.
#walthamstow #e17

We are open today 11am-4pm (last entry 3.30), FREE entry. Please wear a face covering unless you have an exemption. Than...
13/09/2020

We are open today 11am-4pm (last entry 3.30), FREE entry. Please wear a face covering unless you have an exemption.

Thank you to the National Lottery Heritage Emergency Fund for their support, which helped us adapt the museum to be Covid-safe.

#NationalLottery #ThanksToYou

We are OPEN this Sunday from 11am-4pm (last entry 3.30) and it's FREE. We have a one-way system in place and plenty of h...
05/09/2020

We are OPEN this Sunday from 11am-4pm (last entry 3.30) and it's FREE. We have a one-way system in place and plenty of hand sanitiser and we're ready to welcome you! Please wear a face covering unless you have an exemption.

We are very grateful for the support received from the National Lottery Heritage Emergency Fund, which has helped us adapt the museum to be Covid-safe.

#NationalLottery #ThanksToYou #walthamstow #e17
The National Lottery National Lottery Heritage Fund

The Pumphouse is OPEN this Sunday from 11am-4pm (last entry 3.30) and it's FREE. We have a one-way system in place and p...
04/09/2020

The Pumphouse is OPEN this Sunday from 11am-4pm (last entry 3.30) and it's FREE. We have a one-way system in place and plenty of hand sanitiser and we're ready to welcome you! Please wear a face covering unless you have an exemption.
#walthamstow #e17

Thank you to all who came along to the Pumphouse today and helped to make our reopening day a success. It was great to s...
30/08/2020

Thank you to all who came along to the Pumphouse today and helped to make our reopening day a success. It was great to see so many people and to welcome so many first-time visitors!
#walthamstow #e17 #reopening

We are reopening TOMORROW, 30th August! Open 11am-4pm, with the engines and workshop machinery running at 12 & 2pm. Face...
29/08/2020

We are reopening TOMORROW, 30th August! Open 11am-4pm, with the engines and workshop machinery running at 12 & 2pm. Face coverings are required unless you are exempt. FREE entry. Hope to see you there!
#walthamstow #heritage #engineering #reopening #museums

27/08/2020
Engine Running Day 30 August 12 noon and 2pm

As you start planning your weekend, we hope you're including a visit to the Pumphouse! We are reopening on Sunday and will be open 11am-4pm, with the engines and workshop machinery running at 12 & 2pm. Face coverings are required unless you are exempt. FREE entry.
#walthamstow #engineering #heritagemuseum

#Walthamstow! We've missed you but we're delighted to announce that we are REOPENING NEXT SUNDAY, 30 August! We will be ...
22/08/2020

#Walthamstow! We've missed you but we're delighted to announce that we are REOPENING NEXT SUNDAY, 30 August! We will be open 11am-4pm, with the engines and workshop machinery running at 12 & 2pm. Please note that face coverings are now mandatory. Free Entry.

We are very grateful for the support received from the National Lottery Heritage Emergency Fund, which has helped us adapt the museum to be Covid-safe.
#NationalLottery #ThanksToYou #NationalLotteryHeritageFund

@HeritageFundUK @TheNationalLotteryUK

Henry Sykes logo.  The company was established in 1857 in Upper Thames Street and became known for constructing deep wel...
20/08/2020

Henry Sykes logo. The company was established in 1857 in Upper Thames Street and became known for constructing deep well pumps but also produced portable steam engines, boilers and hoists.
#pumps #steamengine #machinery #engineering

"Warning: Doze off for 20 minutes and you'll end up in Walthamstow..."Surely that wouldn't be so bad?!1969 London Underg...
16/08/2020

"Warning: Doze off for 20 minutes and you'll end up in Walthamstow..."

Surely that wouldn't be so bad?!
1969 London Underground poster advertising the speedy new Victoria Line.

#victorialine #tube #poster #londonunderground #walthamstow

31/05/2020

Happy virtual engine running day! We hope we can welcome you back soon to see it in action.
#walthamstow #e17 #engine #engineering #industrialmuseum #victorian

Our recent electrical upgrade involved digging a trench in our shop floor! This led to some interesting discoveries, inc...
14/05/2020

Our recent electrical upgrade involved digging a trench in our shop floor! This led to some interesting discoveries, including several layers of different flooring and a small haul of archaeological treasure.

#archaeology #history #walthamstow #excavation

05/05/2020
Model Railway Progress

We are very pleased to be able to show you the latest progress on our model railway. We just hope we can welcome you back to see it in action very soon! 🚂🚂🚂

#modelrailway #railway #modeltrain #walthamstow #e17 #museumsfromhome

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10 South Access Road, Walthamstow
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E17 8AX

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Sunday 09:00 - 15:00

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Look at what is curently on ebay, finishing today Sunday 25/10/2020. 29th 30th MAY 1937 PLAN OF EXHIBITION OF LOCOS AND STOCK AT HOE ST WALTHAMSTOW https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383770289710 This item is a unique "one off" original hand painted rolled official plan of the Exhibition of Locomotives and Rolling Stock Etc' at Hoe Street, Walthamstow on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th May 1937 Please note, this is not a print, the Locomotives and Rolling Stock have each been carefully hand painted in their correct liveries, the following locos are featured. Green Arrow Express Freight Engine (Green), B12 Class Express Engine (Green), Pacific Class Express Engine (Green), D15 Express Engine (Black), Coffee Pot (Black), Golden Eagle Class (Green), Silver Link Class Engine (Silver), B17 Class Express Engine "Tottenham Hotspur" (Green), Shunting Engline (Black), P1 Class "Mikado" Class Freight Engine (Black), N7 Class Tank Engine (Black). The plan when opened out fully measures approx' 130 x 30 inches. Scale 20 feet to 1 inch. The plan is signed by Arthur R Hare? The centre section would look good framed. There is some disintegration and a tear at the extreme right hand end, it does not extend into the main section of the plan. Please see the auction photos for close up detail of the hand painted locos and rolling stock. Please note that I prefer for this rare and fragile item to be collected from CR3 5TD, Caterham-on-the-Hill. I do not want to risk the unreliable postal and courier service in this day and age.