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Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway

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Driving this massive engine was the best birthday present ever!

My sons bought me a ticket to be a guest driver for the day on this incredible massive pumping... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
BikerMS
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Sussex, England
Kempton Steam Engine

So I took my dad to this fantastic place. It was renovated relatively recently. If you are into any... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
mike c
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

My sons bought me a ticket to be a guest driver for the day on this incredible massive pumping engine, with three pistons about 3 feet, 5 feet and 7 feet in diameter!. At £75 it wasn't cheap but it was easily the best birthday...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

So I took my dad to this fantastic place. It was renovated relatively recently. If you are into any of the Room games and love machinery that you can see working you have to see this. This is a massive working steam pump. The working...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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HKWR, Publicity/Promotion at Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thanks for your kind comments: The Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway is on-the-move having obtained (from Thames Water) a lease on the track-bed to Hampton; the next stage is getting planning permission and we can re-start construction - all forms of help gratefully received! Douglas

Reviewed 6 August 2018

This railway used to be used to move coal for the massive steam boiler pumps at Kempton it fell into disrepair like the rest of this site when steam was no longer used but it is being restored by some dedicated people doing a great...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

I went in July 2018 with a 2 1/2 year old who loves trains. It's a nice circular route and one ticket gets you three loops on the circuit. It's not the longest route in the world, but long enough for young children. The museum...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I have been lots of times to this railway, it has lots of history, it used to deliver coal to the nearby water pumping engines. They used the engine room for the titanic film. the railway when it is filed wished will go back to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Big kids with a giant train set, what more could you want? At present quite a small oval, but three laps given for not much money (April 2018) Adults £2.50, over five £1.00, under five free. Really friendly volunteers and a visit onto the footplate...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Visited Kempton Steam Museum with my husband as they were doing the last steam train for the year, had a fun trip on the train before visiting the museum, although it was busy as there was a Christmas craft fair at the time there was...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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HKWR, Public Relations Manager at Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Julie, Thanks for you're positive review! The Santa Specials are now about to take place but they have been fully booked for some time. We reopen next year on Saturday 17th March, when the Great Engines will also be In-Steam. And from then-on we will...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017

Went to the recent open day here and it was very informative. Lots of history and some big old steam driven motors. They also had a small steam train running on a circular track that the kids liked. I'm not sure how often it's actually...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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HKWR, Public Relations Manager at Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

The Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway runs every Sunday from March until mid November. The Kempton Great Engine House is 'open', but are not In-Steam , except for seven week ends (Saturday and Sunday) during the season. If you get one of the 2018 brochures...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

We live close by and often stop by at the weekend to watch the trains and have a cup of tea and cake. There are two attractions on site. The 2' gauge steam railway, open most weekends in the summer and the Great Engines which...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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HKWR, Public Relations Manager at Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thank you for your review! The Railway is open every weekend on Sundays, with a "Special Event" approx once a month, and we are running whenever the Kempton Steam Museum (Great Engines) is open on Saturdays. We hope to see you on the train (and...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This is a railway museum with a working small railway and steam engine and a main museum building. Open every Sunday between March and November 10am to 5pm. Admission for adults is £2.50 and children £1 each. Great for a cheap half day out. Refreshments...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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HKWR, Public Relations Manager at Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for your comments. A small correction: The Kempton Steam Museum, which houses the Largest Working Triple-Expansion Steam Engine, is adjacent to the Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway, but is a separate, but closely cooperating, organisation. And when they are 'In-Steam', they make a separate...More

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Cherie D
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Response from HKWR | Property representative |
On a Tuesday we are 'open' in that volunteers are working on the railway, probably running 'goods' trains for maintaining and/or developing the Railway; but not passenger trains for the general public. We are open for the... More
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