Summer at London Museum of Water and Steam

Kids go free over the summer with plenty of activities to entertain

Playing with water


London Museum of Water and Steam

London Museum of Water and Steam

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An amazing summer is about to happen this July and August with Free entry for children at the London Museum of Water & Steam. Based at the historic Kew Bridge Waterworks, the London Museum of Water & Steam tells the story of London's water supply, the site, its people and the water pumping engines that helped make London the city it is today.

What we’re doing this summer:

  • a summer family trail, designed to ensure your kids have a fun and educational visit to the museum
  • Thomas Wicksteed, our narrow gauge railway engine, will be on hand on Wednesdays and weekends, to give visitors unlimited free train rides around the museum site
  • An August Bank holiday seaside special: have fun making a sandcastle on our childrens’ beach, see our vintage steam fire engine, enjoy candyfloss on our Waterworks Railway. There will also be themed crafts for children on our craft desk, as well as pumping engines in action!
  • The Hindley Waterwheel, made in 1902 and restored by the Museum in 1993, will be running on the 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th of July.
  • Our unique collection of steam water pumping engines will be in action at weekends. A full engine schedule is available on our website.
  • Our children’s Splash Zone will be in action throughout the holidays- an ideal way to cool down in the summer heat!
  • Our café will be serving summery food and ice creams throughout the day.
  • The London Museum of Water and Steam is a great family day out, and this May celebrated our fourth year in a row of achieving Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.

Thomas Wicksteed engine


The Museum is open 10:00 to 16:00 Wednesday to Sunday during school holidays.

Entry to the Museum is £12.50 for adults, £11.00 for Students/Concessions and £5.50 for Children 5-15. Under 5s are admitted for free. 10% discount is available for online advance booking from

The London Museum of Water & Steam is located on Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, London TW8 0EN. The closest underground station is Gunnersbury on the District Line and Kew Bridge on the overground East London Line.

July 18, 2018

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