Today's the day!
We can't wait to celebrate how amazing we all are with the other Kids in Museums #FamilyFriendlyMuseum Award shortlisted Museums!
We're busy getting ready for half term fun at the Museum, from our Super Soggy Science Show, storytelling & crafts for families to enjoy, to new additions for the shop... here's Liz unboxing our latest delivery!
We're open every day from Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 October, 10am to 4pm!
Our pipe network is now so large it's goes all the way down the spiral staircase! Thank you to all our lovely visitors who have helped create it! 😍
Did you visit this weekend? Can you see your pipe up there? 🤔
Happy #InternationalCatDay from retired Museum cat, Wicksteed!
"We love Musical Mark at the museum ... he is funny and he let's us play his guitar" 🎸🎵🎸
My name is Honey & I am a twin... you will meet my sister Jemma in the next post (Jemma is older than me but only by 2 minutes!) We love the Splash Zone! So we are starting the day with a splash!
Next up on our countdown to the summer holidays... family tours! ☀️ 🔎
Join Gemma, Liz, Emma or Kayleigh on Fridays & Bank Holiday Monday for our BRAND NEW secrets of the museum family tour.
🎟 We're open Wednesday to Sunday for the holidays from Sat 23 July.
Summer Holidays 2022
Join us Wednesday to Sunday from 23 July to 29 August, plus Bank Holiday Monday, for hands-on family fun!
We'll be exploring the world beneath out feet with archaeology workshops, family tours and a brand new Science Show. Plus all our usual fun.
Things in our Museum that just make sense... part 2!
Things in our Museum that just make sense... part 1!
Sneak peak time!
A much loved interactive model is almost ready to return to the museum, thanks to Richard's hard work. Can you guess what it's of? 🤔
(Emma totally didn't squeal with excitement when she saw it... honest! 😂)
Tonight was the 1st meeting of our new #SustainableSteam committee. This group will led the Museum on it's journey to net zero carbon, and tonight we started on the plans, beginning with ideas about inspiring places to visit! 😁
Can't wait until our Steam Up weekend in September?
Don't worry, our engines will be in steam this Saturday, June 18, thanks to University of Tennessee Tickle College of Engineering!
It's the end of #VolunteersWeek! We're so incredibly thankful for all the work, support and dedication of our amazing volunteers. They do so so much for the Museum.
We hope you’ve enjoyed meeting some of the team this past week. You can find out more about volunteering on our website: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/support-us/volunteers/
Thank you to all our wonderful visitors and volunteers for an amazing half term! 🥳
It was our busiest week of the year so far, and the team are off for a well deserved rest! 😴
Who wants a sneak peak of our new wild play garden before it opens tomorrow? 😍😍😍
Join us at midday and be some of the first families to enjoy this amazing new space!
We're absolutely thrilled to announce that our new wild play garden will have it's grand opening this Friday at noon during our Jubilee Garden Party. 🥳🥳🥳
Massive thanks to all the groups and companies who have supported the project, including: London Borough of Hounslow, Melissa Maynard Heritage, Procter Bros Ltd, EcoWorld London, London Barratt, 1st Theale and Calcot Scout Group (The Scouts), Our Barn Community, D&PMLinsey Tutoring, Copper Beech Play, Cosy, Young Lewisham Project, Speak Out in Hounslow, Green Dragon Primary School and the Museum's volunteers. We couldn't have done it without them!
We're looking for some fabulous people to join our team and are recruiting for:
🗝️ Duty Manager
💦 Learning Facilitators
🗣️ Volunteer Coordinator
For all the details visit our website: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/support-us/vacancies/
Closing date: Wednesday 22 June at 5pm
It's almost half term! If only Liz, Emma and Gemma could remember what they'd planned! 🤔🤦
Come and see if we've worked out what it's all about, from Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June, 10am to 4pm. 😁
Someone's excited about our Steam Up!
We're open 10am to 4pm today and tomorrow for...
Engines in steam!
And lots more!
(Please note the car park is closed)
More exciting weekend updates!
Looks who's on their way to join us for Steam Up! 🥳
2 more sleeps until Easter Holiday fun! 🥳🥳🥳
We've got lots to enjoy inside the Museum, in the Splash Zone, and in the garden!
It's new banner time!
There will be double the steam up fun on Sat 19 & Sun 20 March with our friends Kempton Steam Museum
What a year 2021 has been! Thank you to all of our staff, volunteers, freelancers, trustees, supporters, partners and visitors. We could not do it without you! ☺
Our next Steam Up is Saturday 1 to Monday 3 January 2022! 🥳
Over the next month some of our volunteer stationary engine drivers will be sharing their favourite engines. In the meantime here's a little video for you.
Find out more on our website: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/event/new-year-steam-up-2022
We're absolutely thrilled that we've received funding thanks to the #CultureRecoveryFund, so we continue to be here for you and #HereForCulture! 🥳
Here's Liz, Museum Director, to explain why this means so much to us.
🥳 Save the date! Our next Steam Up weekend is Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October! 🥳
We have a jam packed weekend for families and enthusiasts alike! Here's just a taste of what you can expect...