London Museum of Water & Steam

London Museum of Water & Steam An historic pumping station with massive engines and hands-on fun for families in Brentford, London. Plus plenty of space for picnics. Trains: Kew Bridge.

Don't miss:
๐Ÿ’ช Discover how our pumping engines work with our hands-on exhibits. Get those muscles working and make that water move!
๐Ÿ’ฆ The outdoor Splash Zone, with water play to dam, pump, spin, push and sq**rt water!
๐ŸŒฟ Massive mud kitchen in the Wild Play Garden, where you can make the best mud cakes in the world!
โ˜•๏ธ Cafรฉ with delicious food and toys to play with so parents might even get to sit

down and drink a hot cup of tea! Good to know:
๐Ÿ•™ Usually open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm (check our website for school holiday opening)
๐ŸŽŸ ยฃ18 adult tickets (valid for 12 months)
๐ŸŽŸ Kids go free
๐Ÿ‘• Spares box with nappies and clothes in case youโ€™re caught short.
โ˜•๏ธ Pump and Grind Cafรฉ
๐ŸšŒ Public transport: Buses 65, 237, 267, and 391. Underground: Gunnersbury

We're now closed for the Christmas period so our team can have a well deserved rest with their families. We'll be back i...
18/12/2022

We're now closed for the Christmas period so our team can have a well deserved rest with their families.

We'll be back in a couple of weeks, full of mince pies, and ready to welcome you over the New Year weekend! We'll be open Saturday 31 December to Monday 2 January, 10am to 4pm.

Head to our What's On to discover the fun we have planned: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/event/new-year-opening/

Reading our feedback wall is always a lovely way to end the day. Thank you to all our amazing visitors. ๐Ÿฅฐ
17/12/2022

Reading our feedback wall is always a lovely way to end the day. Thank you to all our amazing visitors. ๐Ÿฅฐ

It's our last weekend of festive fun! We're open today and tomorrow, 10am to 4pm.We have Christmassy crafts and all our ...
17/12/2022

It's our last weekend of festive fun! We're open today and tomorrow, 10am to 4pm.

We have Christmassy crafts and all our usual hands-on family fun! ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ–๏ธ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽ…

We love our old industrial buildings, but our toes are feeling rather chilly so we've got our extra thick socks on! If y...
16/12/2022

We love our old industrial buildings, but our toes are feeling rather chilly so we've got our extra thick socks on! If you're visiting us this weekend, please remember to wrap up warm! Our Splash Zone is also closed to help keep our visitors safe & protect the equipment. ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿงฆ

If you're struggling to heat your home or are looking for somewhere to warm up, the cafรฉ is open as a warm space this weekend. Full details about our Warm Spaces can be found on our website: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/warm-spaces/ โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป

Are you passionate about making sure museums are welcoming, fun and friendly places for everyone? If so, we're looking f...
13/12/2022

Are you passionate about making sure museums are welcoming, fun and friendly places for everyone? If so, we're looking for 2 new Engagement Coordinators to join our team!
๐Ÿ˜ Learning and Families (Maternity Cover)
๐Ÿ˜ Community and Families

๐Ÿ“… Closing date: tomorrow, Wednesday 14 December, at 5pm!
Head to our website for all the details: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/support-us/vacancies/

Still looking for the perfect Christmas present for your friends and family? Why not buy them 12 months worth of visits ...
12/12/2022

Still looking for the perfect Christmas present for your friends and family? Why not buy them 12 months worth of visits to the Museum! ๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽ„

Head to our website and click 'book tickets' to find out more and share the fun!

There are two very special guests at the Museum this weekend!๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ„We hope everyone visiting Santa and Mrs Claus have a w...
10/12/2022

There are two very special guests at the Museum this weekend!๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ„
We hope everyone visiting Santa and Mrs Claus have a wonderful time.

(Please note, bookings to see Santa have closed, so there are no tickets available to purchase on the day.)

Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Come help us spread some festive joy!We have Christmassy crafts ...
10/12/2022

Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Come help us spread some festive joy!

We have Christmassy crafts and Musical Mark will be here on Sunday at 12:30 for a special festive story and song time. Plus there's all our usual fun! ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ–๏ธ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽ…

Fancy working in a historic pumping station, which is also one of the country's most  ?We're looking for three new peopl...
09/12/2022

Fancy working in a historic pumping station, which is also one of the country's most ?

We're looking for three new people to join our team...
x2 Engagement Coordinators: Learning and Families (maternity cover) and Community and Families
๐Ÿ“… Closing date: this Wednesday, Dec 15!

Museum Director
๐Ÿ“… Closing date: Tues 17 Jan!

Head to our website for all the details: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/support-us/vacancies/

Due to the freezing temperatures, our Splash Zone has been drained and is currently closed. This is to help keep our vis...
09/12/2022

Due to the freezing temperatures, our Splash Zone has been drained and is currently closed. This is to help keep our visitors safe and protect the equipment.

If you're struggling with the cold weather, we're open as a warm space. For more information, head to the blog on our website... https://waterandsteam.org.uk/warm-spaces/

The Christmas jumper game was strong at our staff and volunteer Christmas party earlier this evening!Wondering if we sho...
08/12/2022

The Christmas jumper game was strong at our staff and volunteer Christmas party earlier this evening!
Wondering if we should design our own water and steam inspired one for next year ๐Ÿค”

Back in October half term, the wonderful Lilly Wilson Photography photographed all the fun our visitors, staff and volun...
08/12/2022

Back in October half term, the wonderful Lilly Wilson Photography photographed all the fun our visitors, staff and volunteers were having. Here are just some of her amazing images!
We think she's captured the Museum perfectly! ๐Ÿ˜

It's rather cold! ๐Ÿฅถ If you're struggling to heat your home or are looking for somewhere to warm up, then we're open as a...
07/12/2022

It's rather cold! ๐Ÿฅถ If you're struggling to heat your home or are looking for somewhere to warm up, then we're open as a warm space, Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

The Cafรฉ has free tea & instant coffee available, plus we have pre-bookable workspace & community room. โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป

For more information, visit our website: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/warm-spaces/

Come join Brentford Thru My Lens for some festive fun at the Museum today! We're open until 4pm!
04/12/2022

Come join Brentford Thru My Lens for some festive fun at the Museum today! We're open until 4pm!

Our Christmas Storytelling Bear has arrived at the London Museum of Water and Steam and is looking forward to meeting all the lovely visitors today and watching them doing some amazing crafts ... bring on the glitter!

Looking for something to do tomorrow?The wonderful Brentford Thru My Lens is running some fantastic festive activities a...
03/12/2022

Looking for something to do tomorrow?

The wonderful Brentford Thru My Lens is running some fantastic festive activities at the Museum! Plus the wonderful 'Brentford at Work, Rest and Play' exhibition is open with a few festive additions!๐ŸŽ„

Festive Community Event

Join me on the 4th of December for a day of Brentford Christmas Nostalgia & Crafts for Children... as we re-create our own '2022 Christmas Golden Mile'. I need little ones to help me create the magic! Another Brentford History Enthusiast will be available to chat.

๐ŸŽ„Learn the history of a very special Brentford Christmas Fairy

๐ŸŽ„Little ones decorate a building for our '2022 Christmas Golden Mile'

๐ŸŽ„Enjoy an array of local photographs that will fill you with Christmas Joy (including the Golden Mile!)

๐ŸŽ„A Talking Teddy Bear tells a Christmas Story

๐ŸŽ„ New items to see at the Exhibition... plus the rest of the Museum & Fab Coffee Shop to enjoy!

At: London Museum of Water & Steam
Time: 10am until 4pm
TW8 Residents: ยฃ5.00 Ticket & Children go free
Regular Ticket: Valid for 1 Year

It was great to welcome colleagues from the Families in Museums Network to the Museum this afternoon for a catch up, min...
01/12/2022

It was great to welcome colleagues from the Families in Museums Network to the Museum this afternoon for a catch up, mince pie and to share what we've all been up to!

How Emma and Joanna's day started vs. how it finished! ๐ŸŽ„We're looking forward to spreading a little festive joy with cra...
30/11/2022

How Emma and Joanna's day started vs. how it finished! ๐ŸŽ„

We're looking forward to spreading a little festive joy with crafts and activities every weekend in December until Sunday 18 December!

We recently had the joy of welcoming the Year 6 pupils from Ivybridge Primary School to the Museum, thanks to our bursar...
29/11/2022
Year 6 | Ivybridge Primary School, Isleworth, Middlesex UK

We recently had the joy of welcoming the Year 6 pupils from Ivybridge Primary School to the Museum, thanks to our bursary funded by the Water Conservation Trust.

You can find out more about their visit in their class blog: https://www.ivybridgeprimaryschool.net/curriculum-statement/year-6/
(Many thanks to the school for permission to share!)

Telephone: 020 8891 2727 Email: [email protected] Ivybridge Primary School Summerwood Road lsleworth Middlesex TW7 7QB

Timeline photos
29/11/2022

Timeline photos

Job vacancy - London Museum of Water & Steam is looking for two Engagement Coordinators to join their small team. Engagement Coordinator (Learning and Families) โ€“ Maternity Cover and Engagement Coordinator (Community and Families). Both 21 hours per week, closing 14 Dec: http://ow.ly/s4K050LPMZ1

Massive thank you to the Association of Independent Museums and The Pilgrim Trust for awarding the Museum funding to hel...
28/11/2022

Massive thank you to the Association of Independent Museums and The Pilgrim Trust for awarding the Museum funding to help with the conservation & care of our collections. This will make a huge step change in our work from environmental monitoring to better lighting in the archive to book conservation.

Did you know we have 3 amazing opportunities to join our team?We're looking for two Engagement Coordinators. A maternity...
27/11/2022

Did you know we have 3 amazing opportunities to join our team?

We're looking for two Engagement Coordinators. A maternity cover for Learning & Families and a permanent role for Community & Families.
๐Ÿ“…Extended closing date - Weds 15 Dec!

We're also looking for an inspirational Museum Director to guide us through the next chapter of our journey.
๐Ÿ“…Closing date - Tues 17 Jan!

Visit https://waterandsteam.org.uk/support-us/vacancies/ for full details, including how to apply.

In the new year, we'll be saying goodbye to Liz, our wonderful Museum Director, as she embarks on a new adventure as the...
25/11/2022

In the new year, we'll be saying goodbye to Liz, our wonderful Museum Director, as she embarks on a new adventure as the Director of Historic Buildings & Places. We hope you'll join us in wishing her all the best for this exciting opportunity and the future!

If youโ€™re looking for a new challenge, then weโ€™re looking for an inspirational leader as we look ahead to the next exciting chapter for the Museum!

For more information, including details about applying please visit our website: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/support-us/vacancies/ and https://waterandsteam.org.uk/upcoming-changes-at-the-museum/

23/11/2022
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Emma and Margaret would like to say a massive thank you to Year 6 at Green Dragon Primary School for their help this morning!
They explored different concepts and ideas to help us develop our new Key Stage 2 and 3 workshops.

We're thrilled to share we're working with London Borough of Hounslow to open a warm space to help people who can't affo...
21/11/2022

We're thrilled to share we're working with London Borough of Hounslow to open a warm space to help people who can't afford to heat their home this winter.

Thanks to additional funding, we've be able to purchase new more efficient heaters & blankets, and the cafรฉ will be providing free tea and filter coffee. Plus we have a pre-bookable shared workspace!

Visit out blog to find out more: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/warm-spaces/

There's just one month left to go until our team takes a break for Christmas!We're open 10am to 4pm, Thursday to Sunday ...
18/11/2022

There's just one month left to go until our team takes a break for Christmas!

We're open 10am to 4pm, Thursday to Sunday until Sunday 18 December. Then we'll reopen on Saturday 31 December refreshed and full of mince pies ready for the new year. ๐Ÿ˜

18/11/2022

We're looking for two new part-time Engagement Coordinators to join our little team! Check out the video from Emma and Gemma to learn more๐Ÿ‘€

๐Ÿ’ปAll the details can be found on our website: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/support-us/vacancies/
๐Ÿ“… Closing date: Wednesday 30 November at 5pm

Emma and Margaret had a great afternoon with pupils at Reach Academy, Feltham today! They explored different concepts an...
16/11/2022

Emma and Margaret had a great afternoon with pupils at Reach Academy, Feltham today! They explored different concepts and ideas to help us develop our new Key Stage 2 and 3 workshops.

Santa is taking a break from his busy schedule to visit us this December, but there are only a few spots left! Bookings ...
14/11/2022

Santa is taking a break from his busy schedule to visit us this December, but there are only a few spots left! Bookings close this Friday, 18 November at midday to give his elves times to prepare for his visit.

Head to our website for full details and to book: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/event/ho-ho-ho-2022

STEAM Explorers, our club for young people interested in science, engineering & technology, started today! We discovered...
12/11/2022

STEAM Explorers, our club for young people interested in science, engineering & technology, started today! We discovered the role of the Waterworks in supplying clean water to London & made our own water filters. ๐Ÿ’ฆ
We can't wait until our next session in December! ๐Ÿ˜

We're delighted that Speak Out in Hounslow have become our Community Access Advisors. Their lived experience is helping ...
11/11/2022
Access and Facilities - London Museum of Water & Steam

We're delighted that Speak Out in Hounslow have become our Community Access Advisors. Their lived experience is helping us to better understand our visitorsโ€™ experiences of the Museum.

Speak Out staff & members worked together to create a video exploring the Museum, highlighting different areas and how they feel about them.

You can find their video on the Access page of our website. We hope it will help visitors prepare for their visit by knowing what they might expect to see & experience.

Discover useful information about access and facilities at the Museum.

Today's the last change to meet the wonderful Karen, Brentford Thru My Lens, curator of our community exhibition, Brentf...
11/11/2022

Today's the last change to meet the wonderful Karen, Brentford Thru My Lens, curator of our community exhibition, Brentford at Work, Rest & Play.

She'll be here from 1.30pm to 4.00pm, to share more about the objects, answer questions and listen to your stories of bygone Brentford!

Sadly Musical Mark isn't able to visit the Museum today, so there won't be a music and story session this afternoon.
10/11/2022

Sadly Musical Mark isn't able to visit the Museum today, so there won't be a music and story session this afternoon.

Joanna's been busy looking for some new books for the shop, and looks what's arrived! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
09/11/2022

Joanna's been busy looking for some new books for the shop, and looks what's arrived! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Love visiting the Museum? Great news, we've worked out how to do gift vouchers on our website! You can now gift your fri...
07/11/2022

Love visiting the Museum? Great news, we've worked out how to do gift vouchers on our website! You can now gift your friends and family 12 months worth of visits to the Museum! ๐ŸŽ
Head to our website to find out more and share the fun! https://lmws.digitickets.co.uk/category/44300

There's two more chances meet and chat to the wonderful Karen, , curator of our new community exhibition, Brentford at W...
06/11/2022

There's two more chances meet and chat to the wonderful Karen, , curator of our new community exhibition, Brentford at Work, Rest & Play.

She'll be at the Museum today from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, and on Friday 11th November, 1.30pm to 4.00pm

The magic of Christmas is coming to the Museum this December! ๐ŸŽ„ As well as lots of crafty festive fun, Santa is taking a...
03/11/2022

The magic of Christmas is coming to the Museum this December! ๐ŸŽ„ As well as lots of crafty festive fun, Santa is taking a break from his busy schedule to visit us too!
Head over to our What's On for full details: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/event/ho-ho-ho-2022 (Bookings to see Santa close on Fri 18 Nov to give his elves time to prepare!)

Did you know its  ? This year's theme explores how engineering improves lives. Engineering plays a key role in our past,...
02/11/2022

Did you know its ? This year's theme explores how engineering improves lives. Engineering plays a key role in our past, present & future.

Formerly the Kew Bridge Waterworks, the museum is home the world's largest collection of Cornish engines. The engines, still in their original engine houses, once pumped clean water into London. The Waterworks was at the forefront of engineering clean water, and was one of the first to use filter beds. Those filter beds, along with the reservoirs, are now gone and have been replaced with flats.

Our dedicated volunteer Working Collections Engineers and Engines Drivers, play a key role in looking after our engines and working them on our Steam Up weekends. Sadly, our boiler needs to undergo maintenance work before we can steam again.

We're working with our amazing volunteers, Worley and Skelly & Couch, to explore how we can become carbon neutral through our project. We also have brand new club for young people who are interested in science, technology & engineering called STEAM Explorers. The club will explore real-world issues & create imaginative solutions to design problems.

The future at the Museum is going to be very interesting! Keep following us on social media and checking out our blog to join us on the journey toward sustainable steam. ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŒฟ

Happy November! All this month we're taking part in   on Twitter! Pop over and discover more about the Museum. ๐Ÿ˜
01/11/2022

Happy November! All this month we're taking part in on Twitter! Pop over and discover more about the Museum. ๐Ÿ˜

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๐Ÿ‘‘What a fantastic way to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee, with not one, but two famous women from history!

๐ŸคฉThank you so much to London Museum of Water & Steam for inviting us & Lauren Learns History to be a part of your Jubilee celebrations!

๐Ÿš‚ We had a wonderful time at your amazing museum.

Watch this space for future collaborations between Zoom Through History and Lauren Learns History!

Have you got a young child with additional needs?

Bring them along to meet other families and talk to Our Barn Community for support and advice.

Join us at Pump & Grind Coffee, London Museum of Water & Steam TW8 0EN on Thursdat 9 June, 10am โ€“ 12.30pm

No booking required!
Add our 28 ways to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee to your diary right now! Including, Hampton Court Palace, ZSL London Zoo, Westminster Abbey, Museum of Brands, Imperial War Museum London, Royal Albert Hall Southbank Centre, London Museum of Water & Steam, The Foundling Museum, National Army Museum, Hever Castle & Gardens, Wembley Park, Mayfair_ldn, Dotty's Teahouse

For more ideas head to www.citykidsmagazine.co.uk
Check out our latest guide over on our Instagram page which is a compilation of our fav posts sharing ideas on what to do during the Queenโ€™s Jubilee celebrations both in our local Chiswick and in central London.

In summary:

๐Ÿฅณ The London Museum of Water & Steam is holding a Jubilee Garden Party on 3 June. Bring a picnic ๐Ÿงบ.

๐ŸฅณIn Chiswick, The Tabard and St Michael & All Angels, Bedford Park are hosting The Big Sing on 4 June. Bring your voice ๐ŸŽค.

๐Ÿฅณ Also in Chiswick, Strand-on-the-Green is hosting a โ€˜feast of entertainmentโ€™ on 5 June. Bring your appetite ๐ŸŒฎ and dancing shoes ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ž.

๐Ÿฅณ And thereโ€™s a host of celebrations happening in town, of course.

Hop on over to our Instagram page for all the details!

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Some shots of us making a mud kitchen for the London Museum of Water & Steam .

The London Museum Of Water and Steam received a grant to renovate one of their garden areas, to create a more welcoming and family-friendly space, just in time for summer visits!๐ŸŒž

After consulting with their young visitors, the museum decided on a mud kitchen, sound wall and furniture to revamp their outdoor space. The Young Lewisham Project were commissioned to create these, we would like to thank Museum Director Liz for suggesting us!โค๏ธ

Our young people have enjoyed designing, building and painting the mud kitchen. We look forward to visiting the museum to install it!

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Exciting news! ๐Ÿฅณ

๐Ÿ‘‘ We are so excited to be performing at London Museum of Water & Steam with Lauren Learns Historyfor the Queenโ€™s Platinum Jubilee.

We canโ€™t think of a better way to celebrate the Jubilee! ๐Ÿฅณ
I've been helping Our Barn Community put together a new menu for the Pump & Grind Coffee Shop and Community Space London Museum of Water & Steam

Today we made that amazing Courgette, Pea and Basil Soup that's often in the STIR IT UP recipe bags.... here's what Geoffrey, one of the carers had to say (and he's an experienced chef).

The food will be available this weekend at the museum and on Saturday there's also an exhibition of all the artefacts Ballymore have discovered during the excavation phase of Thebrentfordproject

Get right up close to Brentfordโ€™s history on our handling day!

This Saturday weโ€™ll be at London Museum of Water & Steam with objects weโ€™ve found during recent digs in Brentford.

Perfect for families, weโ€™ll see you there 10am to 3:30 pm!

Find more info HERE: http://ow.ly/O86r50ISjUy
FREE advice on everyday issues from our friendly team - available today!

London Museum of Water & Steam, TW8 0EN: 11am - 1pm
Bridgelink Community Centre, TW7 7QR: 9.30am - 12pm
Storehouse Vineyard, TW13 7LX: 10am - 12pm

Find out more here: https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/communitysolutions
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง More than 400 fans gathered ahead of the West Ham United game for our Family Fun Zone outside the London Museum of Water & Steam



https://www.brentfordfc.com/news/2022/april/family-fun-event-10.04.22/
The last stop of the week for FREE advice on:

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Available from our friendly team today at:
London Museum of Water & Steam TW8 0EN, 11am-1pm.

More info:
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