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The London Museum of Water & Steam

The London Museum of Water & Steam

The Waterworks Gallery takes you on a journey through time; descending deep down under a floating city of London where you can see all the pipe and tunnel work needed to keep a modern city going. The Museum has four wonderful model houses that show you how water was used in the home from the 17th Century to the present day, as well as crawl-through tunnels and walk-through sewers. Splash the Museum cat can also be found all around the Museum hiding fun facts for our little visitors.

The outdoor Splash Zone, which provides an opportunity for real interactive water fun, is proving to be a firm favorite with families as well as grown-ups that are young at heart!  As well 3 working steam engines which operate every weekend we also have a narrow gauge steam railway locomotive that you can ride on and lots of fun events throughout the year. Charles Dickens, who visited our site in 1850 can also be heard telling you all about our 90 Inch Cornish Beam Engine, which he called a monster!

At over 5 storeys high it’s the biggest in the world still working in its original location. This engine can be seen working under steam one weekend a month and during our special Steam Up events when we also fire up our Victorian steam fire engine. 

Admission: £12.50
Opening times:


Daily 11.00-16.00
Closed 24-27 December 2017

The museum is occasionally closed for private functions. Please check website for details.

Phone number: 0208 568 4757

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