London Museum of Water & Steam

London Museum of Water & Steam Steam power comes alive at the London Museum of Water & Steam! Based in the historic buildings of the former Kew Bridge Waterworks, the London Museum of Water & Steam tells the story of London's water supply and the amazing pumping engines that helped to make London the great city it is today.

We have the world's largest collection of stationary steam pumping engines, many of which you can see working at weekends. For more information about us, our engines and steam schedules and our special events, please visit www.waterandsteam.org.uk.

Operating as usual

We know our engines are stunning, but look at this beaut! 😍😍😍'Eileen' was restored here in the 1970s and is back for our...
08/10/2021

We know our engines are stunning, but look at this beaut! 😍😍😍

'Eileen' was restored here in the 1970s and is back for our Steam Up this weekend.

The boiler is warming up, which can only mean one thing! It's almost time for a steam up! 🥳🥳🥳Not only is this weekend a ...
08/10/2021

The boiler is warming up, which can only mean one thing! It's almost time for a steam up! 🥳🥳🥳

Not only is this weekend a great opportunity to see some of our engines in steam, we have tours, talks and lots of activities for the kids to enjoy. Visit our What's On for more information.

Note: our car park will be closed on Saturday for the London Irish home match.

The boiler is warming up, which can only mean one thing! It's almost time for a steam up! 🥳🥳🥳

Not only is this weekend a great opportunity to see some of our engines in steam, we have tours, talks and lots of activities for the kids to enjoy. Visit our What's On for more information.

Note: our car park will be closed on Saturday for the London Irish home match.

If you're planning on visiting us for our Steam Up this Saturday (Oct 9), the car park will be closed for the London Iri...
06/10/2021

If you're planning on visiting us for our Steam Up this Saturday (Oct 9), the car park will be closed for the London Irish match.

Details about visiting us via public transport and alternative parking can be found on our website:
https://waterandsteam.org.uk/visit-us/find-us/

If you're planning on visiting us for our Steam Up this Saturday (Oct 9), the car park will be closed for the London Irish match.

Details about visiting us via public transport and alternative parking can be found on our website:
https://waterandsteam.org.uk/visit-us/find-us/

As well as seeing some of our engines in steam, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the fasci...
05/10/2021

As well as seeing some of our engines in steam, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the fascinating history of our local area.

Join Hounslow Heritage Guides at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday for a walking tour of the local area. Tours are free and start from the Museum entrance.

As well as seeing some of our engines in steam, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the fascinating history of our local area.

Join Hounslow Heritage Guides at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday for a walking tour of the local area. Tours are free and start from the Museum entrance.

It's been wonderful being able to welcome our members to the museum for the AGM and to celebrate the return to steam of ...
01/10/2021

It's been wonderful being able to welcome our members to the museum for the AGM and to celebrate the return to steam of the Boulton & Watt. 😁 💦 💨

Massive congratulations to Evren on completing the Ealing Mini Mile last weekend!  👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 We loved hearing all about it ...
30/09/2021

Massive congratulations to Evren on completing the Ealing Mini Mile last weekend! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 We loved hearing all about it and seeing the medal today! 🏅

Evren smashed his fundraising target, and we're still blown away that he chose to support the Museum! Thank you Evren!

Massive congratulations to Evren on completing the Ealing Mini Mile last weekend! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 We loved hearing all about it and seeing the medal today! 🏅

Evren smashed his fundraising target, and we're still blown away that he chose to support the Museum! Thank you Evren!

Our new youth volunteering programme, Steam Team, launches this October! Combining supported volunteering opportunities ...
29/09/2021

Our new youth volunteering programme, Steam Team, launches this October!

Combining supported volunteering opportunities with employability skills workshops, the programme will help young people in Hounslow develop skills and experience for their future careers.

Find out more here: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/support-us/volunteers/steam-team/

Our new youth volunteering programme, Steam Team, launches this October!

Combining supported volunteering opportunities with employability skills workshops, the programme will help young people in Hounslow develop skills and experience for their future careers.

Find out more here: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/support-us/volunteers/steam-team/

From polishing and lubricating the engines to making sure they're safe to run, our wonderful volunteers are working hard...
27/09/2021

From polishing and lubricating the engines to making sure they're safe to run, our wonderful volunteers are working hard to get them ready for our next steam up!

Pop down on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October (10am to 4pm) for a chance to see some of our marvellous engines in steam.

Note: the car park will be closed on Saturday 9 October for the London Irish match.

From polishing and lubricating the engines to making sure they're safe to run, our wonderful volunteers are working hard to get them ready for our next steam up!

Pop down on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October (10am to 4pm) for a chance to see some of our marvellous engines in steam.

Note: the car park will be closed on Saturday 9 October for the London Irish match.

This weekend it's the Ealing Mini Mile, and the first official race for Evren, one of our regular visitors!When Evren's ...
24/09/2021

This weekend it's the Ealing Mini Mile, and the first official race for Evren, one of our regular visitors!

When Evren's Mummy asked if he'd like to run for a charity, he said yes and chose his favourite museum - us! We're absolutely blown away and so touched that Evren wants to help us!

You can support him here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EvrenGrey

Good luck Evren! 🏃🏃🏃

There's still time to apply to become one of our new Learning Facilitators and help us to welcome schools back to the mu...
18/09/2021

There's still time to apply to become one of our new Learning Facilitators and help us to welcome schools back to the museum.

For full details, including how to apply, visit our website https://waterandsteam.org.uk/support-us/vacancies/

Closing date: Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 5pm.

There's still time to apply to become one of our new Learning Facilitators and help us to welcome schools back to the museum.

For full details, including how to apply, visit our website https://waterandsteam.org.uk/support-us/vacancies/

Closing date: Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 5pm.

15/09/2021

🥳 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...

🍂Looking for things to do with your little ones this autumn? 🍂Why not join Hounslow Children's Centres for their fun sta...
13/09/2021

🍂Looking for things to do with your little ones this autumn? 🍂

Why not join Hounslow Children's Centres for their fun stay and play sessions in the Steam Hall?
📆 Thursdays, 10am - 11:30am
📞 Booking essential via the Children’s Centre booking line on 020 8583 5762

Or join Mark for a story sandwich with a music and rhyme filling in the café?
📆 Thursdays, 2pm - 2:30pm
🎶 Drop in, £4 per family

Full details can be found on our What's On: waterandsteam.org.uk/events

Join one of our volunteer guides for a fascinating tour of the Museum as part of the Open House Festival. Discover the s...
08/09/2021

Join one of our volunteer guides for a fascinating tour of the Museum as part of the Open House Festival.

Discover the story of London’s water supply, the site of the former Kew Bridge Waterworks, and the pumping engines that helped to make London the great city it is today.

Sat 11 & Sun 12 Sept at 1pm & 2:30pm.
Free. Places are limited and not pre-bookable.

Join one of our volunteer guides for a fascinating tour of the Museum as part of the Open House Festival.

Discover the story of London’s water supply, the site of the former Kew Bridge Waterworks, and the pumping engines that helped to make London the great city it is today.

Sat 11 & Sun 12 Sept at 1pm & 2:30pm.
Free. Places are limited and not pre-bookable.

It's double the fun at the Museum this weekend! 😁🟡 Creative Mile - It's our mini-family festival! We have everything fro...
03/09/2021

It's double the fun at the Museum this weekend! 😁

🟡 Creative Mile - It's our mini-family festival! We have everything from salt dough sculptures to storytelling and community art projects. You can even colour in the car park with chalks!

🟢 Open House Festival - Join one of our volunteer guides for a fascinating tour of the Museum at 10:15am and 11:45am each day. The tours are free, but places are limited.

Join one of our volunteer guides for a fascinating tour of the Museum as part of the Open House Festival. Discover the s...
02/09/2021

Join one of our volunteer guides for a fascinating tour of the Museum as part of the Open House Festival.

Discover the story of London’s water supply, the site of the former Kew Bridge Waterworks, and the pumping engines that helped to make London the great city it is today.

Sat 4 & Sun 5 Sept at 10:15am & 11:45am
Sat 11 & Sun 12 Sept at 1pm & 2:30pm.
Free. Places are limited and not pre-bookable.

Join one of our volunteer guides for a fascinating tour of the Museum as part of the Open House Festival.

Discover the story of London’s water supply, the site of the former Kew Bridge Waterworks, and the pumping engines that helped to make London the great city it is today.

Sat 4 & Sun 5 Sept at 10:15am & 11:45am
Sat 11 & Sun 12 Sept at 1pm & 2:30pm.
Free. Places are limited and not pre-bookable.

The Creative Mile mini-family festival is going to be a hive of creativity for the whole family!We're delighted to be jo...
01/09/2021

The Creative Mile mini-family festival is going to be a hive of creativity for the whole family!

We're delighted to be joined by artists and members of our community who will be offering everything from arts and crafts to community art projects, drawing to salt dough sculptures!

Head over to our What's on to discover more!
www.waterandsteam.org.uk/events

#CreativeMileBrentford #Brentford #Hounslow #artists #HounslowArtists #CreativeMile #OpenStudios #TemporaryExhibitions #VisualArt #craft #makers #galleries #museums #community #families

We're delighted to be joined by Zoe Antoniades - Writer and Lauren Learns History in the storytelling den at our mini-fa...
31/08/2021

We're delighted to be joined by Zoe Antoniades - Writer and Lauren Learns History in the storytelling den at our mini-family festival for the Creative Mile!

Zoe will be joining us on Saturday 4 September for storytelling and meet the author sessions. She'll also be armed with signed copies of her books for families to buy!

Join Lauren and a whole host of eccentric but loveable friends from Barnaby Badger's Midnight Rock Band on Sunday 5 September.

Please note, the museum's car park will be closed all weekend.

That's a wrap! Thank you everyone for a fantastic summer! It's been an absolute pleasure welcoming so many people to the...
30/08/2021

That's a wrap! Thank you everyone for a fantastic summer! It's been an absolute pleasure welcoming so many people to the museum! 😁

We're now back to our term time opening hours; Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 4pm.

That's a wrap! Thank you everyone for a fantastic summer! It's been an absolute pleasure welcoming so many people to the museum! 😁

We're now back to our term time opening hours; Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 4pm.

Dive into Bank Holiday fun at the London Museum of Water & Steam from 10am to 4pm tomorrow!🚂 The Association of 16mm Nar...
29/08/2021

Dive into Bank Holiday fun at the London Museum of Water & Steam from 10am to 4pm tomorrow!

🚂 The Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers are here with their wonderful model steam locos!

📚 Join local author, Philippa Davies Books , for two special storytelling and meet the author sessions!

💦 Plus lots, lots more!

Throughout their first Premier League season, Brentford FC is remembering its past and the role of its fans and the loca...
28/08/2021
Farewell Griffin Park - The Fans’ Story

Throughout their first Premier League season, Brentford FC is remembering its past and the role of its fans and the local community in a special exhibition at the Museum.

You can discover more about John Pitt, whose 'fan cave' has been reconstructed as part of the exhibition, on the Bees United website: https://www.beesunited.org.uk/in-focus/the-man-who-created-the-fancave/

Throughout our first Premier League season, Brentford is remembering its past and the role of its fans and the local community in a special exhibition. The B...

Do you love creating wonder and intrigue?We're looking for a team of Learning Facilitators to help us welcome school gro...
27/08/2021

Do you love creating wonder and intrigue?

We're looking for a team of Learning Facilitators to help us welcome school groups back to the museum.

For full details, including how to apply, visit our website https://waterandsteam.org.uk/support-us/vacancies/

Closing date: Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 5pm.

Do you love creating wonder and intrigue?

We're looking for a team of Learning Facilitators to help us welcome school groups back to the museum.

For full details, including how to apply, visit our website https://waterandsteam.org.uk/support-us/vacancies/

Closing date: Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 5pm.

Exciting things are happening behind this door! Can anyone guess what it might be? 🤔
27/08/2021

Exciting things are happening behind this door! Can anyone guess what it might be? 🤔

Exciting things are happening behind this door! Can anyone guess what it might be? 🤔

Sadly, Mark won't be joining us today for his wonderful music and story session, due to unforseen circumstances. But don...
26/08/2021

Sadly, Mark won't be joining us today for his wonderful music and story session, due to unforseen circumstances.

But don't worry he's back this Sunday! Then from Sept 9th he'll be at the Pump and Grind Coffee Shop every term-time Thursday for a story sandwich with a music and rhyme filling!
Full details are on our What's On: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/event/storytime-with-mark/2021-09-09/

Sadly, Mark won't be joining us today for his wonderful music and story session, due to unforseen circumstances.

But don't worry he's back this Sunday! Then from Sept 9th he'll be at the Pump and Grind Coffee Shop every term-time Thursday for a story sandwich with a music and rhyme filling!
Full details are on our What's On: https://waterandsteam.org.uk/event/storytime-with-mark/2021-09-09/

🚂 Calling all train lovers! 🚂 The Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers are back at the Museum with their wonderful...
25/08/2021

🚂 Calling all train lovers! 🚂

The Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers are back at the Museum with their wonderful model steam locos from today (Weds 25 Aug) until Bank Holiday Monday (Mon 30 Aug)!

🚂 Calling all train lovers! 🚂

The Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers are back at the Museum with their wonderful model steam locos from today (Weds 25 Aug) until Bank Holiday Monday (Mon 30 Aug)!

Dive into Bank Holiday Monday fun at the London Museum of Water & Steam!🚂 The Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers...
23/08/2021

Dive into Bank Holiday Monday fun at the London Museum of Water & Steam!

🚂 The Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers are back with their wonderful model steam locos!

📚 Join local author, Philippa Davies Books, for two special storytelling and meet the author sessions!

💦 Plus lots, lots more!

Our friends at Chiswick Book Festival have lots of amazing events for families this September! 😄Find out more on their w...
21/08/2021

Our friends at Chiswick Book Festival have lots of amazing events for families this September! 😄
Find out more on their website: http://www.chiswickbookfestival.net/programme/childrens-book-festival-2021/

There are lots of exciting events taking place for children at the Chiswick Festival, including talks from Clare Balding, Dianne Hofmeyr, @josiedomauthor (Kindness Book Club), Rob Biddulph and many more! Click the link below for a full list of events:
http://www.chiswickbookfestival.net/programme/childrens-book-festival-2021/

#ChiswickBookFestival #W4 #WestLondon #Chiswick #W4BookFest #Books #literaryevent #Workshops #Childrensbooks

Join one of our volunteer guides for a fascinating tour of the Museum as part of the Open House Festival. Discover the s...
20/08/2021

Join one of our volunteer guides for a fascinating tour of the Museum as part of the Open House Festival.

Discover the story of London’s water supply, the site of the former Kew Bridge Waterworks, and the pumping engines that helped to make London the great city it is today.

Sat 4 & Sun 5 Sept at 10:15am & 11:45am
Sat 11 & Sun 12 Sept at 1pm & 2:30pm.
Free. Places are limited and not pre-bookable.

Join one of our volunteer guides for a fascinating tour of the Museum as part of the Open House Festival.

Discover the story of London’s water supply, the site of the former Kew Bridge Waterworks, and the pumping engines that helped to make London the great city it is today.

Sat 4 & Sun 5 Sept at 10:15am & 11:45am
Sat 11 & Sun 12 Sept at 1pm & 2:30pm.
Free. Places are limited and not pre-bookable.

Storytelling, drawing, knitting, puppets & salt dough are just some of the free creative activities families can enjoy a...
18/08/2021

Storytelling, drawing, knitting, puppets & salt dough are just some of the free creative activities families can enjoy at the Creative Mile's mini-family festival at the Museum on September 4 & 5!

Visit our What's On to discover more! https://waterandsteam.org.uk/events/ Please note the car park will be closed this weekend.

Storytelling, drawing, knitting, puppets & salt dough are just some of the free creative activities families can enjoy at the Creative Mile's mini-family festival at the Museum on September 4 & 5!

Visit our What's On to discover more! https://waterandsteam.org.uk/events/ Please note the car park will be closed this weekend.

Looking for something to do with the kids this week?From watery challenges with Thames Water to storytelling and music i...
17/08/2021

Looking for something to do with the kids this week?

From watery challenges with Thames Water to storytelling and music in the Splash Zone, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

We're open 10am to 4pm, Weds to Sun during August. Plus Bank Holiday Monday. Visit our What's On to find out more! https://waterandsteam.org.uk/events/

Looking for something to do with the kids this week?

From watery challenges with Thames Water to storytelling and music in the Splash Zone, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

We're open 10am to 4pm, Weds to Sun during August. Plus Bank Holiday Monday. Visit our What's On to find out more! https://waterandsteam.org.uk/events/

Do you love visiting the London Museum of Water & Steam or being outdoors in nature? Our friends at Thames Water are cas...
14/08/2021

Do you love visiting the London Museum of Water & Steam or being outdoors in nature? Our friends at Thames Water are casting for real people to feature in a new, exciting mini documentary series. If you regularly enjoy the benefits of spending time in beautiful spaces by tranquil waters, then they would like to hear from you.

Sound interesting?
Please email [email protected] to find out more!

Do you love visiting the London Museum of Water & Steam or being outdoors in nature? Our friends at Thames Water are casting for real people to feature in a new, exciting mini documentary series. If you regularly enjoy the benefits of spending time in beautiful spaces by tranquil waters, then they would like to hear from you.

Sound interesting?
Please email [email protected] to find out more!

The technical issues have now been fixed! The train will be running from 11:30 today! 😁
14/08/2021

The technical issues have now been fixed! The train will be running from 11:30 today! 😁

The technical issues have now been fixed! The train will be running from 11:30 today! 😁

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Buses: 65, 237, 267, 391. All buses stop at Kew Bridge. Main Line Rail: Kew Bridge (South West Trains from Waterloo via Clapham Junction). Tube: Gunnersbury (District Line then 237 or 267 bus) or Kew Gardens (District Line then 391 bus) South Ealing (Piccadilly Line then 65 bus to Kew Bridge)

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First family in! 🥳 Welcome back, we have missed you 😊 #kidsinmuseums #halfterm #museums
All ready for Musical Mark and tiger day ... although think he'll rub this off his face by lunchtime!
Had a lovely afternoon with the kids today. Scooters were a big hit! They loved spotting creatures in the garden, too - so many to see (pics attached). Thank you! :)
Are you a current or former museum and gallery professional working in the UK or internationally? We are inviting colleagues in the sector to complete a survey that aims to explore the perspectives and experiences of current and former museum and gallery professionals in relation to graduate employability in the sector. Our survey can be accessed at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdekeCXoKtluvSF-r1Y_JXOKTMVaTZ36UB8PKlpjhWyGI3QwQ/viewform here (closing date: 18th of June). We would appreciate if you could take the time to complete our survey and circulate it amongst your colleagues. This survey is part of the project Curating Expertise: Towards a Museum Forum @ King’s, with which we aim to build an interdisciplinary Museum Studies teaching and research agenda at King’s College London. We are interested in colleagues’ thoughts about the knowledges, skills and experience that museum studies graduates should possess to be employable in the sector today. We are particularly keen to hear from those interested in contributing, in one form or another, to the delivery of a London-based but globally focused new Museum Studies teaching provision. Whilst we are interested in collaborating with London-based institutions / professionals, we would be delighted to also hear from colleagues across the UK and internationally. Whilst we appreciate this is a time of uncertainty for the sector, it seems a critical moment to reflect on how we can train future generations of resilient museum professionals. If you wish to get in touch, you can reach us at [email protected] and [email protected]. Best wishes, Dr Stuart Dunn (DDH) and Dr Serena Iervolino (CMCI)
Waddon Engine. 7th March 2020.
The new £20 note is meant to feature Margate Lighthouse but it looks like something else to me.
An interesting museum of the engineering required for pumping and provision of water supply. Also fascinating steam engines and locomotives. Great children’s experiential activities with water pumping and water circulation kept many kids engaged until closing time.
From a few years back:
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We are sorry to announce that due to a lack of volunteers the railway will not be running this weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience.