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London Museum of Water & Steam, Brentford
(4.5/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
The Museum will reopen to the public at 11:00 on 22 March 2014

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.

See how London's water supply has evolved from Roman times to the present day.
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  • This is a great museum and is worth your attention. The story of water and sewerage in London is intriguing and relates to us all, which the museum convey excellently. The site is easily accessible an...  more »
  • Unknown to most people, should advertise a bit more. Really interesting place. Good interactive options for children and adults. Should get school trips. 
  • What a rip off £12 for adults and £6 for children with only the train decorated for Halloween and a trail of find the numbers to enter the Halloween competition. Children are allowed the equivalent of...  more »
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  • A lovely little museum built on top of one of London's historic waterworks. It seems to have been recently revamped and has lots of wonderful and interactive exhibits covering water and steam. For the little ones, it even has a mini train which was the highlight for our kids. For the adults a must see is to walk through the cavernous, 3 storey high Cornwall pumping machine . It makes you stand back and wonder at how this massive machine was built and moved to bring water to our ancestors. It was a bit pricey for the entrance fee, but we thoroughly enjoyed discovering something new about our history and having a lot of fun along the way.
  • Great staff, and a great museum all round. Make sure you check their schedule in advance to make the most of seeing any engines being started up and run. They are a sight to behold. We are so lucky to have folks who care about preserving an important part of our technological history like this.
  • We really enjoyed it here lots of activities for little ones and.nive snack shop too
  • The children love the water play outside. They also enjoyed finding out how the Victorian's washed their clothes.
  • Great place. Wondeful machines. A hidden cache of amaing steam imagery. Just sad that I slipped over on the linoleum floor when it was being cleaned and it really hurt