Steamy Winter Activities
This December the Steam Museum is inviting families to enjoy a whole host of seasonal activities.
The season’s highlight is the Grand New Year Steam Up (29, 30, 31 Dec and 1 Jan), a chance to see all the museum’s majestic engines powering into 2013. At the family table, all ages can use white chalk on black paper to capture the spirit of the locomotive and steam engines in winter. The café will be open and serving hot food throughout the Steam Up, giving Christmas cooks a well-earned rest!
*Check museum website for December opening times: www.kbsm.org
Winter wonderland trail at 1 Dec – Tue 1 Jan
Follow our winter wonderland trail around the museum. Seasonal treats for completed trails!
Construct a 3D Christmas card Sun 2, 9 and 16 Dec
Put your budding engineers to work making 3D cards including a wintry waterwheel and a free-standing Christmas tree.
Decorate the museum and warm up in the café Sun 2, 9 and 16 Dec
Customise a Christmas water tower, locomotive or black cat to decorate the museum. Take your creations to the museum café to claim a free cup of tea with every mince pie bought.
Victorian winter engines Sat 29, Sun 30, Mon 31 Dec and Tue 1 Jan
During the Grand New Year Steam Up, capture the nineteenth century spirit of the Kew Bridge engines and locomotive in winter using white chalk on black paper.
Admission: Adults £10. Concessions £9. Children (5 – 15) £4. Families can benefit from the NEW family ticket: £24 (2 adults, 2 children), £14 (1 adult, 2 children)
All tickets are valid for a period of 12 months and allow multiple visits at no extra cost. Proof of age may be required for children.
How to find KBSM: Kew Bridge Steam Museum is situated in Green Dragon Lane, about 200 yards from the north side of Kew Bridge and under the tall Victorian Tower. The nearest motorway is the M4 (Junction 2 signposted to Kew Gardens and North/South Circular roads, then pick up signs for Kew, Brentford and Hounslow). The museum car park has space for 40 cars or 4 coaches.
N.B. we are outside the Congestion Charge Zone!
Public Transport: Buses: 65, 237, 267, 391.
Main Line Train: Kew Bridge (South West Trains from Waterloo) Gunnersbury (North London Line) then 237 or 267 bus.
London Underground: Gunnersbury (District Line) then 237 or 267 bus. South Ealing (Piccadilly Line) then 65 bus.
December 17, 2012