Key Stage 1

Water links to many of the topics taught in schools and our museum is a fantastic setting to learn about it. The displays cover features such as cleanliness and health, how we use water from rivers and how these aspects have changed over time.

At the Museum your children will not only love exploring the interactive displays, but they can also experience a range of education sessions designed to stimulate enquiring minds through learning about how clean water is delivered to our homes. Sessions are challenging and highly interactive, with pupils engaged in making things, investigating and role play.

Key Stage 1 visits take place from 10:00 to 14:00 and cost £180.00 (Summer Term 2022) or £200 (Autumn Term 2022 onwards) per a class of up to 30 children. As we are a small museum, we are only able to accommodate a maximum of 60 pupils per day.

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Victorian Washday at London Museum of Water & Steam

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.

Wonderful Water Show at London Museum of Water & Steam

Mrs Tristram’s Wonderful Water Show

The children will travel back in time and learn about the history of making London’s water supply clean. Through role play and museum displays, they will think about clean and dirty water sources, as well as how water is purified and pumped into people’s homes.

Super Soggy Science Show

This interactive and fun show explores where water comes from, the ‘monster soup’ of 200 years ago, and how we can clean water using a simple filter!