London Museum of Water & Steam

London Museum of Water & Steam

London Museum of Water & Steam
4.5
Speciality MuseumsScience MuseumsChildren's Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Come and discover the story of London's water supply at the London Museum of Water & Steam With hands-on experiences, you are certain to discover and learn about London’s water supply with the story unfolding right before your eyes. Investigate old cogs, and historic engines and hear the true hustle and bustle of a working water supply engine. On selected dates you can jump aboard our narrow-gauge railway and take in the local surroundings or see our collection of stationary engines in steam. The Splash Zone is a perfect place to let your little ones get wet. Here they can turn and swirl wheels, push pumps and create their own water supply that London would be envious of. Before you leave don’t forget to experience the beautiful natural surroundings in the garden. For full details of our opening times, parking and admission prices, including school holidays, please visit our website.
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  • Michael A
    Nassau, New Providence Island1,899 contributions
    Learn about London's Water Supply
    I never knew how much effort is required to supply London with water and to treat the water after it is used. London Museum of Water & Steam in Brentford shows the management of London's water supply from pre-Roman times until the present. It's a very pleasant way to spend half a day.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 18 June 2023
  • Ali0818
    London, United Kingdom342 contributions
    Worth a visit
    An interesting museum with lots for children to do to keep them entertained. Lots of water play and hands on tasks. Could do with more bricks and bridge pieces in the water play area as not much sharing going on! Plenty of information for adults. Daughter loved exploring the different rooms and being taller than 120cm loved that she could climb up so high to view from above.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 August 2023
  • JanCanLudlow
    57 contributions
    Another gem in Brentford
    Well having visited The Musical Museum the day before it seemed only fair to visit another nearby museum. Once again we had a fascinating morning walking round the history of how humans have dealt with finding water, making it safe to use and disposing of our 'unwanted' human waste. The collection of steam engines and the evolution into electrification of water management is quite something. A brilliant place to take children too.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 26 August 2023
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Chip M
4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Interesting but too many of the " working" models / exhibits are out of order. More suitable for an adult than a child.
Written 31 August 2023
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JanCanLudlow
Ludlow57 contributions
Aug 2023
Well having visited The Musical Museum the day before it seemed only fair to visit another nearby museum. Once again we had a fascinating morning walking round the history of how humans have dealt with finding water, making it safe to use and disposing of our 'unwanted' human waste. The collection of steam engines and the evolution into electrification of water management is quite something. A brilliant place to take children too.
Written 26 August 2023
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Ali0818
London, UK342 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
An interesting museum with lots for children to do to keep them entertained. Lots of water play and hands on tasks. Could do with more bricks and bridge pieces in the water play area as not much sharing going on! Plenty of information for adults. Daughter loved exploring the different rooms and being taller than 120cm loved that she could climb up so high to view from above.
Written 19 August 2023
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Michael A
Nassau, New Providence Island1,899 contributions
May 2023
I never knew how much effort is required to supply London with water and to treat the water after it is used. London Museum of Water & Steam in Brentford shows the management of London's water supply from pre-Roman times until the present. It's a very pleasant way to spend half a day.
Written 18 June 2023
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Miriam H
3 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Great museum. Good cafe, lots to do for adults and kids. Enjoyed the community feel too - recommended
Written 29 April 2023
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rebecca0r
Bristol, UK3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
A gem of a museum.
Fabulous coffee and cakes in the coffee shop, amazingly helpful staff, fabulous interactive displays and wonderful old machinery.
My seven year olds were enthralled for hours by the water play area and it was facinating watching them collaborate with new found friends to make dams, learn about water pressure etc.
The wildlife garden and mud kitchen were an added bonus.
Written 29 July 2022
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Kazz
10 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Love this museum. Highly interactive. Great sense of humour. I enjoyed it even more now I'm learning to be a plumber. Massive machinery, stories about poo, things to play with, cafe and cool gift shop, beautiful garden with enormous climbing frame. What more could you want in a day out?
Written 20 April 2022
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Dave B
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK857 contributions
Aug 2021
What a great fun place this is, Can ride on a small steam train and see some great steam engines.

Currently there is a small exhibition on how the new Brentford FC ground came about. A really good display.

Cafe limited but adequate.
Written 19 August 2021
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Chrissie B
Knutsford, UK40 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Really enjoyed our visit to the water and steam museum. COVID secure, friendly staff and interesting exhibits. Thank you.
Written 30 May 2021
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Cleopheelondon
16 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
A great museum open since yesterday after 6 months closure for covid. A lot to learn on water pump in London since roman ages. Specifically good for year 6 who learn Victorian times and industries. Great cafe with food, sandwich and nice hot drinks. Definitely my advice for this half term in London.
Also nice activity where is Charly for small ones and water playground outside + small garden
Written 25 October 2020
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