Region: Greater London

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: London Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, TW8 0EN

Contact: 0208 568 4757



The London Museum of Water and Steam tells the story of London’s water supply from the Roman Period right through to the modern day. With a core focus on history and science, the museum is a fantastic space for pupils to discover and learn first-hand, topics such as; the implications of science today, tomorrow and in the future, material uses, states of matter, forces, energy, local history case studies, significant individuals of the past and Britain as the first industrial nation.

As a former Victorian pumping station, you get the chance to marvel at our working steam engines, get involved with our huge array of workshops and hop aboard our very own locomotive for a rollicking ride through Britain’s industrial past! You can also explore the exciting new Waterworks interactive gallery and prepare to get wet in the new outdoors Splash Zone!

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Why you are you a great place for educational visits?

The London Museum of Water and Steam offers a range of educational session for all Key Stages.

The learning team have recently developed a new education programme specifically tailored to the National Curriculum. Topics covered include local and regional history, significant individuals, energy and forces.

We are happy to develop bespoke days or sessions that meet your school’s individual learning needs and outcomes. Self-Led trails can be provided for your group and pre-visit information for teachers and educators can be found on our Useful Links & Downloads page of our website.

What group sizes do you cater for?

Up to 90 school children.

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?

We provide a variety of pre-visit information on our website, including a teacher pack, a risk assessment, education sheets detailing our session plans and links to KS2 worksheets and self-led trails.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?

We are a keen for children to record their visit in photos, videos and audio.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

We do provide a risk assessment on our website and for booking a risk assessment please contact our education officer Rebecca Hussein via email: or telephone: 0208 5684 757/ 0203 728 4973

What is the cost of the visit?

  • Self-led visit £3 per pupil (minimum fee £45)
  • Educational visit from £5 per pupil (minimum fee £150)

Additional sessions can also be booked to suit your requirements. Please call/email our Education Officer for more information. Sessions include:

  • Visit plus Steam Locomotive session (£40+VAT) (for a minimum of 30 pupils)
  • Visit plus Boulton & Watt Engine session (£75+VAT, plus £25 per additional run) (for a minimum of 30 pupils)
  • We are also able to provide professional actors should your school wish to have the Wonderful Water Show, James Watt or Monster Soup sessions (Prices on request)

Is specific clothing required for the trip?

Children may get slightly wet when playing in our Splash Zone, an outdoor water-based interactive play area.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

We have onsite first aid.

Please list facilities available.

Shop, Birdies Café and lunchroom available.

What are your disabled facilities?

Approximately 85% of the museum is accessible to wheelchair users via rising platform lifts.

Access to the Boulton & Watt, Maudslay & Bull engines is via ramp or rising platform lift. Access to the 90 inch engine is via stair-climbing lift and ramp. Access to the waterwheel courtyard and Diesel House is via ramp or rising platform lift

There is a wheelchair accessible toilet in Birdies Café.

What are your opening days and hours?

We are open every day from 11:00 until 16:00.

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?

“I loved all the activities and would love to come again” Keith Year 2

“So much fun!” Aarushi Year 2

“The session provided was an excellent value for money” Teacher Year 4

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

We have free coach parking and are very accessible by public transport – Kew Bridge station is just a short walk away and we are served by a number of major bus routes.

Find us at: Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, London TW8 0EN.

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Heritage Railways Historic Buildings Historical Heritage Museums Science & Technology

Curriculum Topics Covered: Engineering History Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December