We were delighted to welcome Museum members to our Electric House preview evening last Thursday.
Our newest exhibition is scheduled for public opening in Spring next year, but the main exhibits are already in place and members were able to take advantage of an early chance to see how they tell the story of electricity at Kew Bridge: from the days of steam-powered generators, initially used at waterworks sites for lighting, right through to the electric water pumps used on the Museum’s doorstep until only a few years ago. The new gallery will also have on display one of the original six pumping sets installed at Kew Bridge in 1944.
Project leader, Richard Albanese, spoke about the history of the project and the importance of bringing the story of the Kew Bridge site right up to date, reminding us of the role the new Electric House exhibits played in moving from the original steam-driven water pumps, managed and maintained by 300 people at our site in their heyday, to the modern ring main, still supplying water from Kew Bridge, but now doing so underground, entirely automated and computer-controlled.
The gallery promises to be an important and popular addition to the Museum and we look forward to welcoming all visitors once we’ve put the finishing touches to the exhibits.
Look out for more news about the opening of our newest gallery in the coming months.
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