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We will be launching the 2022 programme in mid-August

  • Welcome!
  • View of the tower and engine house
  • Boulton and Watt engine
  • Bull engine
  • Splash Zone
  • Artist path
  • Waterworks gallery
  • Garden

London Museum of Water & Steam

William Anderson

place
Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, TW8 0EN
info_outline
Disabled access, Family activities during open house festival, Refreshments, Toilets

Travel Information

subway
Nearest tube: Gunnersbury, Kew Gardens, South Ealing
train
Nearest train: Kew Bridge
directions_bus
Bus routes: 65, 237, 267, 391
The Museum is housed within in a unique collection of Grade I and II listed buildings. Even though they were purpose-built and purely functional buildings, the architect took great care to make the buildings aesthetically pleasing.

Events

Saturday 4th September
Guided Tour
schedule Time: 10am to 1pm
group Capacity: 20
Join one of our volunteer guides for a fascinating tour of the London Museum of Water & Steam. 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. The guided tours are free and will be running on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September at 10:15am and 11:45am and Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September at 1pm and 2:30pm. There are a limited number of places available on each tour.
Mini-family festival @ The Creative Mile
schedule Time: 10am to 4pm
The Creative Mile is an artist-led celebration of Brentford’s creativity and hidden spaces. The trail, running from the London Museum of Water & Steam down to Johnson's Island, explores cultural sites, artist studios and temporary exhibition spaces. Start your exploration of the Creative Mile, by visiting our mini-family festival outside the London Museum of Water & Steam. With different activities on Saturday and Sunday, there’s lots of fun for the whole family! Activities are free, however admission applies if you wish to visit the London Museum of Water & Steam.
Sunday 5th September
Guided Tour
schedule Time: 10am to 1pm
group Capacity: 20
Join one of our volunteer guides for a fascinating tour of the London Museum of Water & Steam. 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. The guided tours are free and will be running on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September at 10:15am and 11:45am and Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September at 1pm and 2:30pm. There are a limited number of places available on each tour.
Mini-family festival @ The Creative Mile
schedule Time: 10am to 4pm
The Creative Mile is an artist-led celebration of Brentford’s creativity and hidden spaces. The trail, running from the London Museum of Water & Steam down to Johnson's Island, explores cultural sites, artist studios and temporary exhibition spaces. Start your exploration of the Creative Mile, by visiting our mini-family festival outside the London Museum of Water & Steam. With different activities on Saturday and Sunday, there’s lots of fun for the whole family! Activities are free, however admission applies if you wish to visit the London Museum of Water & Steam.
Saturday 11th September
Guided Tour
schedule Time: 1pm to 3.30pm
group Capacity: 20
Join one of our volunteer guides for a fascinating tour of the London Museum of Water & Steam. 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. The guided tours are free and will be running on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September at 10:15am and 11:45am and Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September at 1pm and 2:30pm. There are a limited number of places available on each tour.
Sunday 12th September
Guided Tour
schedule Time: 1pm to 3.30pm
group Capacity: 20
Join one of our volunteer guides for a fascinating tour of the London Museum of Water & Steam. 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. The guided tours are free and will be running on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September at 10:15am and 11:45am and Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September at 1pm and 2:30pm. There are a limited number of places available on each tour.

Design

Original design
William Anderson, 1838
Type
museum, infrastructure/engineering, community/cultural
Period
Historical/contemporary