Museum Garden

The Museum garden is open throughout the year for visitors to explore.


It features a small water feature, a vegetable garden and the Hammersmith beam, which was part of a Cornish engine at the Hammersmith Waterworks. The garden is the perfect spot for picnicking when visiting and if you come in the spring you might be able to see the frogspawn in the pond too! The garden is carefully looked after by a dedicated team of volunteers – if you would like to join them please visit our volunteering page for more information.


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.

  Splash Zone

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.

Our History & The Engines

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.

Waterworks Railway

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.

Museum Garden

Meet Your Tenants

The museum is home to a variety of professional artistic and creative tenants including painters, musicians, ceramicists, model makers and blacksmiths.