What a hidden gem! We had such a lovely day at the London Museum of Water and Steam. Based in Brentford, just off the M4, there is loads to look at – from history and giant engines, as well as kids activities galores.
The space is huge, and nearly every area has interactive elements. It’s lovely and quiet, so if you don’t like crowds, you will really enjoy your time in this museum.
There’s a family chill-out room with so many toys it was like being at playgroup. We spent ages in here, the kids didn’t want to leave this room!
Outside is a splash zone with tables to play with water and turn wheels and so on. The surroundings are beautiful, I do love historic architecture.
The best we saved for last and that is the brand new garden area. It’s such a peaceful place. Herbs and plants, with watering cans for children to water them. A mud kitchen – this was a hit with the kids! A builders yard, playhouse, hedgehog garden. So much!
The cafe here is amazing too. The Pump and Grind Coffee Shop has such interesting decor, full of historic items. You won’t be able to stop looking around while you’re sitting down with a coffee, and there’s also a toy train table here. The coffee they make is good!!
Great news – children go FREE at this museum! And your adult ticket is actually an annual pass, so you can come back in the year. Is that great value or what?!
I highly recommend a visit here, it’s truly a hidden gem. Let me know if you do!
📍London Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford TW8 0EN
💷 Adult annual pass £18, children go free
☕️Cafe, loos, giftshop and garden on site
🕰 Open 10am-4pm every weekend, Weds-Sun in school holidays and everyday in half term holidays
⏰ Time spent: 3 hrs
🚗 Free car park
🚌 Nearest stations: Kew Bridge, Gunnersbury tube or go to Ealing Broadway and get the 65 bus
🌳 Combine with a trip to Kew Gardens as it’s nearby