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London Museum of Water & Steam, Brentford

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 140+ 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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  • Quirky and fun venue for a family 50th birthday staff friendly and the steam train ride added to the fun 
  • A delightful museum with insights into the history and present of a vital utility. If you go on the right day you can see a selection of steam engines in operation and chat to the enthusiasts who keep...  read more »
  • My overwhelming memory of our Christmas at this venue was 'dank', dark, cold and the lighting made it uncomfortable. That might be a personal skew from me. The food and drink was alright, a good time ...  read more »
  • 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
  • Was here for a 5 year olds birthday party. They have a room with a nice amount of space for 20 (or so?).
  • Happy days spent there. All the pumping machines work. Worth it for their smell, noise and grandeur.
  • This is the most wonderful place. It’s very friendly – staffed mainly by volunteers – and very interesting and has a good range of great working models. The whole thing is very much in human scale (i.e. not overwhelmingly big) but can still keep you absorbed for hours. You’d be dead safe taking your grandparents or grandchildren: it’s one of the best London museums that Caroline and I know. Also it’s very close to the London Musical Museum – another treat, especially when they have silent films showing.
  • Excellent museum crammed full of fantastic steam engines with good interpretation.
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