The Kew Bridge Engines Trust and Water Supply Museum Ltd. is the charitable organisation behind the London Museum of Water & Steam. It was founded in 1973 and has two objectives:

  1. To preserve and conserve for the public benefit the site of the Kew Bridge Waterworks, its historic buildings and its collection of engines and other artefacts associated with the history of London’s water supply.
  2. To operate the London Museum of Water & Steam to educate the public in understanding and appreciating the social, economic and technological history of London’s water supply, and the role clean water played in making London the city it is toda           

We are an independent museum and despite international support and recognition we are not underwritten financially by any external authority or individual. From its inception the Museum has relied on public donations, visitor admission fees and selective commercial activities to raise revenue to ensure it is able to preserve the site and its collections for the benefit of future generations.

By becoming a Member you will be be supporting the Museum’s vital work and be able to have a greater influence on how the Trust develops. 

  • Other annual membership benefits include:
    • 12 months free entry to the Museum
    • A £5 voucher to redeem at our Museum shop
    • Bi-monthly e-newsletters with up-to-date news and member offers
    • Two issues of Kew News 
    • Access to exclusive member-only events
    • Access, by appointment, to the Museum library and archive
    • 10% discount on Museum venue hire
    • Free entry to the Musical Museum in Brentford
    • Invitation to, and voting rights at, the Kew Bridge Engines Trust AGM

We currently offer the following Yearly Membership types:

  • Adult
  • Joint Adult (2x Adults living at the same address)
  • Concession (Under 16, Student, Over-60)
  • Family (2 adults + up to 3 children)

Life Membership

Alternatively you are able to give a life-long commitment to the sustainable future of the museum by joining as a Life Member. Life Members enjoy enhanced benefits, including:

  • Free Museum entry for life
  • 2 free tickets for guests per year
  • Invitation to, and voting rights, at the Trust Annual General Meeting
  • All the other benefits listed above!

We currently offer the following Life Membership types:

  • Adult Life Membership
  • Joint Life Membership (2x Adults living at the same address)
  • Concession Life Membership (Over-60)

Purchase/Renew Membership

We encourage all our members to purchase and renew their membership through the website. It is easy to do, hassle free and reduces our administrative costs meaning more of your membership subscription goes towards helping the Museum. To see pricing and to sign-up online please click the links below:

Sign Up for Yearly Membership

Sign Up for Life Membership

Renew an Existing Membership

Give Membership as a Gift

If you have any questions or wish to speak to us about Membership please contact the Front Desk on 0208 568 4757 or email