Meet Our Resident Artists
The Museum is home to a variety of professional artistic and creative tenants including painters, musicians, ceramicists, model makers and blacksmiths.
We are very fortunate at the Museum to sell an exclusive Made At Kew range of products created by our on site artists which you are able to pick up as a memento of your visit or as a gift for a loved one.
The Museum gallery also features an exhibition by artist Jason Bowyer. His paintings are available for purchase - please ask at the front desk for full details.
"I first came to the museum in 1982 and quickly became fascinated by the interiors, garden and dramatic workshops. This group of paintings and drawings try to evoke my feelings about the changing shape, people, atmosphere and mood of this special place.
My paintings are figurative but I hope to open a doorway to an abstract world.
I have a studio at the Museum and hold exhibitions and give regular workshops and lectures. I take on commissions and have recently been to Afghanistan as a war artist with REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) making pastel and ink drawings of their workshops to make into large-scale paintings."
If you woud like to contact one of our creative tenants, please find their details below:
- Shelley Thomas – Artist, Blacksmith and Jeweller
- Website: www.shelleythomas.co.uk
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jason Bowyer – Artist and Painter
- Website: www.jasonbowyer.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Clare Ireland – Ceramic sculptor
- Website: www.claireirelandceramics.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maire Gartland – Artist
- Website: www.mairegartland.co.uk
- Email: email@example.com
- Robert Dawson – Model Maker
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 07812 164395
- Derek Pearce – Woodcarver, Sculptor and Furniture Maker
- Website: www.derekpearce.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Catherine Beckett – Jeweller
- Website: www.catherinebeckett.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Johanne Coker - Ceramicist
- Website: www.johannecoker.com
- Email: email@example.com
Diesel House Studios
- Elizabeth Rollins-Scott – Painter Bronzes and Ceramics
- Website: www.elizabethrollinsscott.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This brand new gallery tells the story of London's water supply as the vital lifeblood of our city. Exciting new interactive exhibits, artefacts from the capital’s watery past and bring this little known story to life for visitors of all ages.
Brand new outdoor splashy fun for all the family in the Waterwheel Courtyard.
Be amazed by unexpected ways of moving water using gears, wheels, buckets, levers, pumps, pipes and more!
The brand new Stokers café is situated at the entrance of the museum and is open every day from 11am – 4pm.
Customers can choose from a selection of hot and cold drinks and a range of snacks throughout the day.
The museum shop stocks an ample range of books and souvenirs whether you have a specialist interest in the museums exhibitions, history and culture, or just want to treat yourself or a loved one to a beautiful gift we are sure to have a product to suit.
The heart of the museum is its collection of magnificent steam pumping engines. These comprise the Cornish engines, which are in their original engine houses, and the rotative engines, which have been collected by the museum trust from pumping stations across the country.
Many Victorian waterworks had their own railway.
At London Museum of Water & Steam this is demonstrated by a short line featuring the "Wren" class locomotive Thomas Wicksteed, which is typical of a waterworks engine.