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Kempton Steam Museum

Kempton's Triple is the world's biggest working example
Kempton's Triple is the world's biggest working example
Kempton't magnificent Art Deco engine house is now a National Monument
Kempton't magnificent Art Deco engine house is now a National Monument
One of the UK's only working mercury arc rectifiers will fascinate kids with its eerie Dr Who lights
One of the UK's only working mercury arc rectifiers will fascinate kids with its eerie Dr Who lights
The 1008hp triples each pumped 19 million gallons a day until 1980
The 1008hp triples each pumped 19 million gallons a day until 1980
The 32-ton flywheels spin on the world's largest working Triple
The 32-ton flywheels spin on the world's largest working Triple
Darent, Kempton's 1903 narrow-gauge locomotive is a family favourite
Darent, Kempton's 1903 narrow-gauge locomotive is a family favourite

Home to the world's largest triple-expansion steam pumping engine. Housed in a magnificent 1927 Art Deco building preserved as a steam heritage site, the Great Triple can be seen in action on monthly steaming weekends.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Operator

The Kempton Great Engines Trust

Address

Kempton Park Water Treatment Works Snakey Lane Hanworth Middlesex TW13 7ND

  • 01932 765 328
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Open days

Tue & Thu (not Dec) for viewing – no steam 1030-1600. Narrow-gauge railway Sun and steaming weekends: 18-19 Mar, 22-23 Apr; 20-21 May, 17-18 Jun, 23-24 Sep, 21-22 Oct; 18-19 Nov. London Open House: 16-17 Sep (no steam).

Travel

By Bus: H25 and 290

By Rail: Kempton Park / 800 yards

Kempton's magnificent 1927 engine house houses a pair of 1,000-ton triple-expansion steam pumping engines, one of which is now the largest working example in the world. Restored by volunteers over a 10-year period, it now steams one weekend a month from March-June and from Sept-Nov. Also on site are two steam turbines and a rare working mercury arc rectifier. The building has been preserved as a heritage site, exactly as it was when it pumped millions of gallons of water a day to North London until it closed in 1980. The narrow-gauge railway operates every Sunday except December, plus steaming weekends. Special events include car shows, model railway exhibitions and much more. Guided tours always available plus a Guest Driver Experience for anyone wanting to have a go a running the Triple. Refreshments include home-made cakes and savouries.

Events

Sat 17th - Sun 18th Mar 2018: Kempton Steaming with Gadgets & Gizmos Galore

Kempton Park Waterworks, Snakey Lane, Hanworth, Middlesex, TW137ND.
Tel: 01932 765 328.

See the world's largest working triple-expansion steam pumping engine in action. Housed in a magnificent Art Deco building, the museum preserves one…

Industrial / Railways / Stationary Steam

Sat 21st - Sun 22nd Apr 2018: Kempton Steaming & Model Railway Exhibition

Kempton Park Waterworks, Snakey Lane, Hanworth, Middlesex, TW137ND.
Tel: 01932 765 328.

See the world's largest working triple-expansion steam pumping engine in action. Housed in a magnificent Art Deco building, the museum preserves one…

Industrial / Models / Railways / Stationary Steam

Sat 19th - Sun 20th May 2018: Kempton Steaming & Stationary Engine Weekend

Kempton Park Waterworks, Snakey Lane, Hanworth, Middlesex, TW13 7ND.
Tel: 01932 765 328.

See the world's largest working triple-expansion steam pumping engine in action. Housed in a magnificent Art Deco building, the museum preserves one…

Industrial / Railways / Stationary Engines / Stationary Steam

Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd Sep 2018: Kempton Steaming with Classic Car & Bike Show (Sun)

The great Triple in action all weekend and on Sunday, see West London’s best display of veteran, vintage and classic cars, bikes and supercars.

Classic Cars / Motorbikes / Stationary Steam

Sat 20th - Sun 21st Oct 2018: Kempton Steaming with Marvels of Meccano

A fabulous display of amazing things… all made from Meccano! Triple in steam both days.

Models / Railways / Stationary Steam

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