Our Staff

Liz Power, Director

Liz has been Director of LMWS since October 2018, where she looks after the strategic direction of the Museum, fundraising, managing the team and the all-important budgets, but she can be easily distracted to play with bubbles and chat to all our visitors and community members. Away from the Museum, she looks after her three children, chairs a Young Peoples Charity, tries to run, and plays the baritone horn badly!


Gemma Cante, Engagement Coordinator

Gemma joined the Museum in August 2018 and has loved getting to know our neighbours and visitors, as well as making new friends in the local community. She ran the schools, family and community programmes until spring 2021 when she went on maternity leave and left them in Emma’s wonderfully capable hands. She now primarily oversees community engagement and loves nothing more than enthusiastically welcoming new people through the doors.


Emma Canterbury, Engagement Coordinator

Emma joined the Museum in April 2021. She can often be found creating fun activities for families, organising unforgettable school visits, or chatting to our visitors. She’s also the person behind our social media and website. Emma is passionate about learning in museums and volunteers for the Heritage Education Trust as a Sandford Award Assessor. When she’s not at the Museum, Emma’s often off on adventures with her son or her Scouts and Explorers!


Joanna Walsh, Front of House Coordinator 

Joanna is our fantastic Front of House Coordinator. She looks after the duty manager team, the visitor welcome volunteers, and the Museum shop. Outside of the Museum, she can often be found at the cinema or playing badminton.


Melissa Maynard, Collections Coordinator 

Melissa has been a freelance project manager at the Museum since October 2020 and has joined the team part time as the Collections Coordinator. Easily distracted by sharing stories from the collections she’ll usually be found somewhere (not the archives) with a coffee in hand. Outside of the museum, when not reading or spending time with friends and family, she runs her own consultancy company, co-ordinates the Group for Education in Museums One to One programme and volunteers for the Heritage Education Trust as a Sandford Award Assessor. 


Peter Oliver, Site Coordinator 

Peter has been visiting the London Museum of Water & Steam for several years with his family. He joined the team as a Duty Manager in September 2021 and in July 2022 took on the additional role as our Site Coordinator. Outside of the Museum, Peter is a dad of three daughters, works as a social media manager & plays the guitar.


Veronica Tuke, Finance Manager

Veronica looks after the Museum’s finances. 


Duty Managers

Matthew, Giovanna and Peter are our fantastic team of Duty Managers. They run the museum on weekends and school holidays, give our visitors a warm and friendly welcome, and help to make sure everyone enjoys their visit.


Kate, Kayleigh, Judy and Rhiannon are our wonderful Learning Facilitators. They work with Emma to provide schools with unforgettable visits and fun school holiday activities.

Rhiannon is also our Steam Explorers Learning Producer. She is responsible for our exciting, new Steam Explorers STEM Club which will launch in September 2022. The Club will provide fun, hands on STEM activities for young people aged 12 to 15 from Brentford.

Tom is our Steam Team Programme Coordinator. He leads our steam team project to get young people in Hounslow involved in volunteering.

Prisma Facility Services

The fantastic team from Prisma don’t just work hard to keep the Museum looking it’s best, but are always willing to lend a hand from setting up gazebos to installing signage.

You can find out more about Prisma Facility Services on their website.

Wicksteed, Museum Cat

Wicksteed is the retired Museum Cat. He now lives with Joanna and likes playing with his laser pointer and sleeping on his blanket.