The Kew Bridge Engines Trust and Water Supply Museum Ltd. is the charitable organisation behind the London Museum of Water & Steam. It was founded in 1973 with three main aims:

  1. To restore and maintain the existing beam engines at the Kew Bridge site
  2. To add other important water pumping engines
  3. To establish a museum of London's water supply

We are an independent museum and despite international support and recognition we are not underwritten financially by any external authority or individual. Thus from its inception the museum has relied on public donations, visitor admission fees and selective commercial activities to raise revenue to ensure it is able to preserve the site and its collections for the benefit of future generations.

Since our formation, the Members have been the backbone of our organisation.  By becoming a Member you will be be supporting the Museum’s vital work and be able to have a greater influence on how the Trust develops as well as gaining access to a wealth of Member benefits including:

  • Free unlimited visits to the museum for 12 months
  • £5 voucher to redeem for purchases in the Museum Shop and exclusive access to Member only flash sales
  • Quarterly e-newsletter with up-to-date news and events listings and annual Kew News Journal
  • Access to exclusive member only events
  • 10% discount on venue hire (applicable after first year of membership)
  • Invitation to, and voting rights, at the Trust Annual General Meeting
  • Discounted room rate at the Brentford Urban Villa boutique hotel
  • Free entry to the Musical Museum in Brentford

We currently offer the following Yearly Membership types:

  • Adult
  • Joint Adult (2x Adults living at the same address)
  • Concession (Under 16, Student, Over-60)
  • Family (2 adults + up to 3 children)

Life Membership

Alternatively you are able to give a life-long commitment to the sustainable future of the museum by joining as a Life Member. Life Members enjoy enhanced benefits, including:

  • Free Museum entry for life
  • 2 free tickets for guests per year
  • Invitation to, and voting rights, at the Trust Annual General Meeting
  • All the other benefits listed above!

We currently offer the following Life Membership types:

  • Adult Life Membership
  • Joint Life Membership (2x Adults living at the same address)
  • Concession Life Membership (Over-60)

Purchase/Renew Membership

We encourage all our members to purchase and renew their membership through the website. It is easy to do, hassle free and reduces our administrative costs meaning more of your membership subscription goes towards helping the Museum. To see pricing and to sign-up online please click the links below:

Sign Up for Yearly Membership

Sign Up for Life Membership

Renew an Existing Membership

Give Membership as a Gift

If you have any questions or wish to speak to us about Membership please contact the Front Desk on 0208 568 4757 or email