Plan Your Visit

Our Address

The London Museum of Water & Steam is located at:

Green Dragon Lane,

T: 020 8568 4757 or


  • Are the buildings open?

    No, not yet. The buildings won’t open until later in autumn 2020. This is because we need to implement government guidelines to open the buildings safely. The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our priority.

  • Are all opening dates confirmed?

    As far as we know, but please note that we are a really small team and we could close at short notice due to illness or government guidelines changing. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the most up to date news.

  • Do I need to book?

    No, it’s completely free, just turn up. Our capacity with social distancing is 80 people across the site at one time and we are always staying within that number. No booking required.

  • What is open?

    The Garden, Car Park (to pedestrians only – no car parking available) and the Splash Zone. Entry is free and we will be monitoring numbers to prevent overcrowding. There is no access to the buildings, steam engines or steam train at this time.

  • When can I visit?

    Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 16th July until 26th September. We will be open 11a – 3pm.

  • What is there to do?

    Come and play in our play house in the Garden, water the plants with our watering cans and sweep up the leaves with the broom, whilst the adults sit and relax in the green and inviting space.
    Need to burn off some energy? Come and scoot our scooters, follow the line around the empty car park. Activities and trails include orgimi cats, colouring in and things to look out for. Don’t forget your picnic and snacks which you can have on our outdoor table and chairs.
    Down the path past the artists studios (will you spot an artist at work?) you will find our Splash Zone and Pipe Garden. Children can play with water, and climb in the giant pipes, as well as look up at the dizzying height of the Tower of the Museum!

  • What do we need to bring?

    We strongly recommend bringing sun cream, a sun hat, an umbrella, light refreshments and hand sanitiser. You are also welcome to bring your own masks or face coverings if you feel more comfortable. You do not need your annual pass or any money at the moment. You may wish to bring pencils with you to complete our family trails. We will have some available which will be quarantined for a week between uses.

  • Where can I park?

    The car park will be completely closed to cars so that we can make it a safe and enjoyable space for visitors. We will update this page when we know what other car parking options there are in the area. If at all possible, we recommend coming to us without a car.

    Buses: We are well served by a number of major bus routes. 65 (Ealing to Kingston, 24hour), 237 (Hounslow to White City), 267 (Fulwell to Hammersmith), 391 (Richmond to Fulham). The number 65 also stops outside The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.

    Main Line Rail: Kew Bridge (South West Trains from Waterloo via Clapham Junction).

    Tube: Gunnersbury (District Line then 237 or 267 bus) or Kew Gardens (District Line then 391 bus from Sandycombe Road 2 mins walk from the station towards Kew Gardens ), South Ealing (Piccadilly Line then 65 bus to Kew Bridge)

  • Is there a toilet and baby change facilities?

    The indoor toilets are all closed. Unfortunately we do not have the capacity for the regular cleaning required to open toilet facilities. We can offer a toilet for emergencies only but the toilet will not be generally open.

  • Can we buy refreshments?

    We don’t currently have refreshments for sale on site. You are very welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks. There will be some seating by the entrance and in the garden. You are also welcome to bring in snacks and drinks from the nearby Roastery, Sainsbury’s or Costa.

  • My question isn't answered here, who can I contact?

    If you are a family visitor you can email us at:


    General enquiries can be made at:


    Community groups can email us at:


    And nursery or school enquiries can be made at: