School Visits

May 2021 Update: As we focus on reopening the museum, we are currently unable to take bookings for school visits. We will publish information as soon as we know when we will be able to run these trips again.

With a core focus on history and science, the Museum is a fantastic space for your pupils to discover an array of topics, from hitching a ride on our steam train to finding out about the real-life heroes of the industrial revolution! Bring your pupils along for a unique learning experience alongside our world-famous collection of working steam engines.

For £180.00 per class of up to 30 pupils, key stage 1 and key stage 2 school groups can enjoy a fully hosted day with a session on Victorian Washday or Water Filtration. The day will also include a subject focussed tour with the Learning Coordinator, use of the lunchroom, and time to explore for yourselves.

For £240 per class, pupils can witness the power of steam with a Full Steam Ahead stationary engine session, or a Locomotive session including a ride along the railway. 

Visits normally last from 10:00 until 14:00 and, once you have told us which sessions you would like, our Learning Coordinator will design a schedule to meet your school’s individual learning needs and outcomes. Please note that as we are a small museum, we can accommodate a maximum of 60 pupils per day.

We have free parking for coaches and are well connected to Kew Bridge railway station, Gunnersbury Park on the District Line and Overground, as well as local bus routes to Hammersmith, Kingston and Richmond. We have storage places for coats, bags and lunches, as well as lunch spaces and toilet facilities.

Email us at learning@waterandsteam.org.uk or give us a call on 0203 728 4973 to book your session!