Key Stage 2

Coming to the London Museum of Water & Steam allows your class to see the power of the Industrial Revolution in a genuine Victorian pumping station.

These sessions cover topics such as; local history, changes and developments in scientific ideas and the causes, significances and consequences of historical events.

Sessions are challenging and highly interactive, with pupils engaged in experiments, investigating sources and role play.

Please browse the descriptions below, or download the school pack for full details. Then contact the Learning Coordinator to arrange your visit to the museum.

We look forward to welcoming you here soon.

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Victorian Washday

Children will explore, using real museum objects, how the Victorians did their clothes washing. They will consider the effort involved and how machinery, through time, has changed and automated the process.

Full Steam Ahead!

Your children will witness one of our amazing 19th century engines in steam and learn about the processes and technologies involved in generating the power to pump water into people’s homes.

Water Filtration

Children will consider the importance of clean drinking water and its impact on health. Using scientific equipment, pupils will then conduct their own experiment in order to clean dirty Thames water.


Children will ride on a steam train, learn how transport has changed through history, and will get the chance to handle museum objects. Sessions can be adapted to suit the learners by covering energy, motion and forces, and Britain as an industrial nation.