London Museum of Water and Steam

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Green Dragon Lane
Greater London

Be amazed by the massive historic engines that pumped Thames water to London’s taps, and follow in the footsteps of Charles Dickens to explore London’s exciting watery past at our newly refurbished Museum. Get hands-on to find out more about the gruesome details of the capitals watery past, and water’s role in the Victorian battle for public health, in our new interactive Waterworks. In the Waterworks and the new outdoor Splash Zone you can test your muscle power as you have a go at water-pumping machines from throughout the centuries.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday 10am - 4pm Tuesday 10am - 4pm Wednesday 10am - 4pm Thursday 10am - 4pm Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday 10am - 4pm


Adult £12.50 Conc 65+ or Student £11.00 Child (5 - 15 years) £5.50 Family ticket 1 + 2 £18.00 Family ticket 2 + 2 £30.50


  • Museums Association
  • International Council of Museums

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Meeting room available
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Conference facilities available
  • Studio/working space available
  • Children's play area
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Bicycle park
  • Cinema/film screening facilities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Public car park
  • Wi-fi available
  • Library
  • Education facilities available

Facilities information:

Birdie's Cafe is situated at the entrance of the Museum, it is accessible without having to enter the Museum and is open every day from 10am – 4pm. Check the website for special days when we steam our engines, and for schools and for group booking information.


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available

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