Kew Bridge Steam Museum houses a museum of water supply and a collection of water pumping steam engines. The site remains an internationally-recognised museum of steam pumping engines as a reminder of the many pumping stations spread throughout London and the UK. The museum houses the world's largest working beam engine.
The Kew Bridge Pumping Station was originally opened in 1838 by the Grand Junction Waterworks Company, following a decision to close an earlier pumping station at Chelsea due to poor water quality. In the years up to 1944 the site expanded, with the addition of more steam pumping engines as well as four Allen diesel pumps and four electric pumping sets. The steam engines were retired from service in 1944.
Whatever event you are planning, why not hold it at one of London's most spectacular and dramatic venues – the Kew Bridge Steam Museum. There is the opportunity to have the Grand Junction engine, the world's largest working beam engine, operating for your guests. Dinner is served inside the Steam Hall.
Contact details for the Kew Bridge Steam museum tel: +44 (0)20 8568 4757, fax: +44 (0)20 8569 9978, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kew Bridge Steam Museum is open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every Tuesday to Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays, except Bank Holidays.
The steam pumping engines are run every Saturday, Sunday and Bank holiday Monday; the Rotative Engines are run three weeks of the month, with the Cornish Engines running once a month on the Giants of Steam weekends.
The waterworks railway runs every Sunday and Bank holiday Monday from Easter to October and on selected Special Event weekends.
Tickets may be purchased on the day at the entrance. It is possible to buy a yearly pass which enables the visitor to have access to the museum as many times as desired on any day throughout the year.
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