London Museum of Water & Steam Reopens to Families for Free

By Tom Sanderson
Last updated: July 2020
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The London Museum of Water & Steam has reopened their Community Garden and Splash Zone to families this summer for free!

The Museum will be free to visit every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 29th August offering families a fun, educational day out. Access to the Museum’s steam engines and historic buildings unfortunately still remain closed. However, families can still enjoy the Museum’s outdoor spaces with a wide variety of fun activities.

What’s on offer?

Kids can enjoy the Museum’s open spaces from the community garden (perfect for a picnic!) to their reclaimed historic coal yard. With a fleet of scooters, trails and a fun Splash Zone, there’s so much for families to enjoy this summer.

The Splash Zone offers a unique educational play experience using moving water to turn gears, wheels, buckets, leavers and pumps. A supply of paper crafts and other self-guided activities will also be available. 

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Making the trip educational

To accompany your trip, the Museum has created a new online education hub full of activities that kids can do at home. These fun activities are suitable for all ages, with a particular focus on KS2 & KS3 (ages 7-14).

Highlights include their insightful worksheets on the Water Treatment ProcessHow a Steam Loco Works and their Museum word matching quiz.  The Museum also has a range of fun, art & crafts activities plus a word search and colouring-in sheets.

See all of the London Museum of Water & Steam’s Free At-Home Activities.

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Do I need to book?

No pre-booking or payment is required. Families can simply drop-in anytime during the Museum’s opening hours (see below).

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What precautions and safety measures are in place?

The safety and comfort of visitors is the Museum’s top priority, and each activity has been carefully accessed to ensure compliance with social distancing and the sanitation of play equipment.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Families are encouraged to bring their own refreshments as there is currently no onsite catering available. Please note, the onsite toilets are also closed.

More information

For more information on the London Museum of Water & Steam head to their website and their TwitterFacebook and Instagram channels.

Opening details: Open 11am – 3pm every Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Cost: Free (until 29th August)
Where: Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, London, TW8 0EN

Find out more about the London Museum of Water & Steam on their website.


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