Steam Museum Easter

This half-term, make sure you head to the Museum for their Spooky Cats holiday event, which runs from 19th to 27th October. Many years ago, eight mysterious cats lived at the Museum, playing with the waterworks employees. During half-term, children will be able to listen to a cat story every weekday at 11.00am, make their own cat craft, explore the Museum’s Splash Cat trail, and find the hidden cats. Kids in costume will be able to visit the Museum for free, or if you’re a Richmond Mums member, kids go free and adults for only £10.00 all year round!

The London Museum of Water & Steam is a fantastic attraction for the kids to enjoy, with interactive exhibits, an outdoor splash zone, and a relaxing cafe and shop, as well as the old steam machines and railway engine. We also have a fantastic offer with the Museum, whereby KIDS GO FREE and adults for only £10.00 if you’re a Richmond Mums member – just show your membership card at the ticket desk at the Museum (please see our membership page for details on how to get your membership card if you haven’t already got one).

London Museum of Water & Steam displayOn entering the museum you will pass through the Waterworks Gallery, which tells the story of London’s water supply through the ages using interactive exhibits, artefacts and interesting displays. There is an amazing collection of vintage baths, sinks, toilets, and boilers – all hanging on one huge wall. You’ll find out how techniques were developed to maintain a water supply to London’s growing population, and where your water comes from and goes to now.

London Museum of Water & Steam engineYou’ll then enter the heart of the museum, which is full of enormous steam pumping engines demonstrating the major developments in steam engine technology. At the weekends, some of these engines are lovingly put into action by a team of volunteers – talk to them and it’s hard for some of their enthusiasm not to rub off! The engines really are impressive, and also beautiful works of engineering at the same time. The kids will be enthralled.

London Museum of Water & Steam splash zoneOn a nice day, there are also a couple of lovely outside areas. There is an amazing Splash Zone for the children, full of features where they can experiment with water using wheels, pumps, pipes, levers, buckets and more. Once they start playing you’ll be hard pushed to get them away again, so enjoy a moment’s peace in the historic courtyard. The courtyard is also where you can embark on a short ride on steam and diesel locomotives, which is always a highlight for the kids (please note the railway only operates on certain days, so please check with the Museum if this is important to you). There is also a garden close to the entrance of the Museum, which is well worth a quick walk around and also makes a great spot for a picnic.

London Museum of Water and Steam Stokers cafeAfter you’ve enjoyed exploring the museum’s exhibits, you can pay Birdie’s Kitchen a visit. It serves a wonderful selection of scrumptious snacks, fabulous food and delightful drinks in a lovely setting near the entrance to the museum. In the same area, there’s a shop which stocks a wide array of goodies for grown-ups and children alike.

The museum is also a great place for a children’s party! They have a large private room for hire, and all party goers are allowed full access to the museum, inside and out. You can either bring your own party food, or Birdie’s Kitchen can help you with any requirements.

The London Museum of Water & Steam can be found at Green Dragon Lane in Brentford, TW8 0EN. During term-time it is open from 10.00am-3.00pm Wednesday to Friday and from 10.00am-4.00pm at weekends. During the holidays it is open every day from 10.00am-4.00pm. For more information you can give them a call on 020 8568 4757.

 

 

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