Kew Bridge Steam Museum

Steam power comes alive at London’s Kew Bridge Steam Museum. Built in the 19th century to supply London with water, the museum is recognised as the most important historic site of the water supply industry in Britain.

Marvel at the world’s largest collection of steam pumping engines, many of which you can see working every weekend.

Ride on London’s only steam railway every Sunday from April to October.

See how London’s water supply has evolved from Roman times to the present day.

See the Cornish engines (in their original engine housings – they use so much steam that they’re only run occasionally) and rotative engines (collected from pumping stations around the country).

On Sundays (March-November), there’s also a chance to ride on London’s only steam railway.

Opening times
Kew Bridge Steam Museum is open every Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays, except Bank Holidays.

The Steam Hall rotative engines only are in steam most weekends, with the Cornish engines only running on selected weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Special Events
Our Special Events for 2009 include:

  • Stirling & Hot Air Engine Rally – Sunday 5th April
  • Magic Of Meccano Show – Saturday & Sunday 18th & 19th April
  • Historic Fire Engines Rally – Sunday 17th May
  • Festival of Model Tramways – Saturday & Sunday 18th & 19th July
  • Waterworks at War – saturday, Sunday & Monday 29th, 30th & 31st August
  • Festival of Models – Saturday & Sunday 3rd & 4th October
  • Live Steam Model Railway Show – Saturday & Sunday 14th & 15th November

Admission Prices
Adults – £9.50
OAP’s and Students £8.50

Children under the age of 16 are admitted to the museum for FREE, but must be accompanied by a paying adult. Proof of age may be required.

Visitor Access & Special Facilities
Cafe open at weekends 11.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Hot meals served between 12.30 p.m.  and 2.30 p.m. or bring a picnic to enjoy in our Upper Garden where you can look out for wildlife, wild flowers and wild objects!

Getting there

By bus
65, 237, 267, 391. All buses stop at Kew Bridge.

By train
Kew Bridge (South West Trains from Waterloo via Clapham Junction).

By tube
Gunnersbury (District Line then 237 or 267 bus) or Kew Gardens (District Line then 391 bus)
South Ealing (Piccadilly Line then 65 bus to Kew Bridge)

By car
The museum car park has space for 50 cars.

Kew Bridge Steam Museum
Green Dragon Lane

020 8568 4757