Egg-splore the London Museum of Water & Steam this Easter

London Museum of Water & Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford

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London Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, Middlesex
When:Event passed!
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Fri 30th Mar 2018 to
Mon 2nd Apr 2018

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Where:London Museum of Water & Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford TW8 0EN
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:10:00 - 16:00
Admission:£5.50 - £12.50. 10% advance purchase online
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About the event

Some amazing things are about to hatch this Easter Holiday Weekend at the London Museum of Water & Steam. The excitement begins on Friday 30th March with our annual Grand Easter Weekend Steam Up where you’ll be able to witness the Museum’s unique collection of working rotative and Cornish beam water pumping engines in steam daily until Monday 2nd April. These magnificent steam engines, five original to our site and others collected from pumping stations across the country, are the heart of the Museum and an impressive spectacle for everyone of all ages to behold when in action.

For the kids and family, there are a host of holiday activities taking place each day. The hugely popular educational Living Eggs program will make a return visit to LMWS and visitors will be able to observe newborn chicks hatching throughout the weekend. An Easter outing wouldn’t be complete without themed crafting and egg incentivised Eggslorer and Garden Trails for the children and, this year, youngsters will be able to make their very own bunny headdress.

The holiday weekend will also mark the seasonal opening of the Splashzone in the Waterwheel Courtyard where younger visitors can splash about, experiment and be amazed by the movement of water using gears, wheels, buckets, levers, pumps, pipes and more! Our Waterworks Railway steam engine, Thomas Wicksteed, will also be offering unlimited free rides between 11:00 – 13:00 and 13:30 – 16:00 and our extremely rare historic Shand Mason steam fire engine will be in steam throughout the weekend.

For those with a keen interest in Britain’s industrial heritage, there will be experts on hand to tell the stories behind the Museum’s history and fascinating collection illustrating the evolution of London’s water supply. The weekend also sees the public opening of our newest gallery, the Electric House, which explains the introduction of electrical power to typical London water pumping stations and the modernisation which led to the way water is supplied today. We’ll be offering free tours of the Electric House at 12:00 daily throughout the weekend. Visitors will also have a unique opportunity to see underneath our Hathorn Davey Triple Expansion engine as its latest repair and maintenance project reaches its final phase.

The Museum is open 10:00 to 16:00 Friday 30th March – Monday 2nd April with last entry at 15:00.

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