London Museum of Water & Stea

The museum is housed in a magnificent 19th Century Pumping Station and features nine steam pumping engines of varying type and design. The collection includes the "Grand Junction 90", the world's largest working beam engine originally used to pump West London's water supply for more than a century.

Part of the display is devoted to the history of the supply and consumption of water in London from Roman times to the present day. Featuring interactive displays, working models and intriguing artefacts, the gallery provides a unique experience and includes a wall covered in washing machines, boilers and other household appliances.

During special events and two weekends per month from March to November, the museum also runs a small narrow gauge railway featuring two Steam locomotives operated by the Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Society.

Opening Hours
Open daily from 11am until 5pm.

The engines are in steam every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday and admission prices increase on these days.

London Museum of Water & Stea
Green Dragon Lane

Location Map

+44 (0)20 8568 4757

Getting There
The museum is located just on the north side of Kew Bridge, under the tall Victorian Stand Pipe Tower.

Nearest Tube / Rail Station
Gunnersbury or Kew Bridge mainline station.

Bus Routes
65, 237, 267, 391

There is ramped or level access to 80% of the museum and a wheelchair accessible toilet and wheelchair loan service is available.