Explore the Museum

Discover the story of London’s water supply and experience stationary water pumps in steam at the London Museum of Water & Steam.

Explore the exciting new Waterworks interactive gallery, prepare to get wet in the new outdoors Splash Zone, watch the engines come to life every weekend, take part in hands-on family activities, or relax in Stokers Café, complete with comfy sofas and a play table for children.

Waterworks

This brand new gallery tells the story of London's water supply as the vital lifeblood of our city. Exciting new interactive exhibits, artefacts from the capital’s watery past and bring this little known story to life for visitors of all ages.

  Splash Zone

Brand new outdoor splashy fun for all the family in the Waterwheel Courtyard.
Be amazed by unexpected ways of moving water using gears, wheels, buckets, levers, pumps, pipes and more!

Eating

The brand new Stokers café is situated at the entrance of the museum and is open every day from 11am – 4pm.
Customers can choose from a selection of hot and cold drinks and a range of snacks throughout the day.

Shopping

The museum shop stocks an ample range of books and souvenirs whether you have a specialist interest in the museums exhibitions, history and culture, or just want to treat yourself or a loved one to a beautiful gift we are sure to have a product to suit.

Our History & The Engines

The heart of the museum is its collection of magnificent steam pumping engines. These comprise the Cornish engines, which are in their original engine houses, and the rotative engines, which have been collected by the museum trust from pumping stations across the country.

Waterworks Railway

Many Victorian waterworks had their own railway.
At London Museum of Water & Steam this is demonstrated by a short line featuring the "Wren" class locomotive Thomas Wicksteed, which is typical of a waterworks engine.

Museum Garden

Meet Your Tenants

The museum is home to a variety of professional artistic and creative tenants including painters, musicians, ceramicists, model makers and blacksmiths.