School Visits

With a core focus on history and science, the Museum is a fantastic space for your pupils to discover an array of topics! Bring your pupils along for a unique learning experience alongside our world-famous collection of working steam engines.

September 2021 Update: We are delighted that we will be able to welcome school groups back to the Museum from the week commencing Monday 1 November 2021!

Our museum is ideal for primary schools, with educational sessions for Key Stages 1 & 2. Please click on the appropriate tab on the right to find your sessions!

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 focused tour with one of our Learning Facilitators, use of the lunch room, and time to explore for yourselves.

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. Visits are currently available on Fridays and a limited number of Thursdays. 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!