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SATURDAY 20th JULY

Museum open from March to November on select days & most Sundays.    Please check our website before visiting.

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17th & 18th AUGUST

Museum open from March to November on select days & most Sundays.    Please check our website before visiting.

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17th & 18th AUGUST

NEXT IN STEAM

17th & 18th AUGUST

NEXT SPECIAL EVENT:

MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM

 SATURDAY 20th JULY

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What to See at Kempton Steam Museum

See the engines that pumped London’s water for half a century

Kempton Steam Museum is home to the world’s largest working triple-expansion steam engine. It stands as high as four stacked double-decker buses and along with its identical twin, pumped vast volumes of London’s drinking water from 1929 to 1980. Follow this link to learn more about our History and the story of London’s water supply.

Open days at Kempton Steam Museum

The museum is open for several Steaming Weekends per year when we will operate ‘The Sir William Prescott Engine’. The museum is also open on certain Sundays for Static Viewing when the engine will not be running between March and November.  Alongside our steaming weekends are often extra events including classic cars, model boats, steam rollers, arts & crafts and much more. Please see our Special Events page for further information.

Engines of Titanic proportions

The triple-expansion engines at Kempton Steam Museum are very similiar in design and size to the RMS Titanic’s engines. The engines at Kempton feature in many films and documentaries about the ill-fated ship.

Things to do at Kempton Steam Museum

Every visitor is issued with a self-guided tour book which they are welcome to keep. This book allows visitors to explore the museum at their own leisure using a simple number system. Five touch screen terminals are also located in different parts of the building which enable visitors to delve deeper into the history of Kempton through a range of audio-visual materials. One hour guided tours are also available to book in advance of every steaming weekend. These tours involve exploring the Lady Bessie Prescott Engine with one of our knowledgeable volunteers.  

Other attractions

Alongside the triple-expansion engines are two Steam Turbines. One of the turbines has been motorised to demonstrate how the turbine and centrifugal pump function. Also see two rare Mercury Arc Recifiers in action powering our vintage electrical equipment.

Another attraction is the Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway, which is adjacent to the museum building. The railway is operated by a separate organisation but train rides are normally available to the public on all of our steaming weekends. An additional ticket is required.

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BOOK TICKETS

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