Kempton Steam Museum

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
  • Gift Shop
  • Refreshments

Photos

Full Description

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.

Contact & Location

Operator:The Kempton Great Engines Trust
Address:Kempton Park Water Treatment Works
Snakey Lane
Hanworth
Middlesex TW13 7ND
Contacts: 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).
By Bus:H25 and 290
By Rail: Kempton Park / 800 yards

Upcoming Events

23 Sep-24 Sep 2017 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,…

21 Oct-22 Oct 2017 Kempton Steaming with Marvels of Meccano

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

18 Nov-19 Nov 2017 Kempton Steaming at Christmas

Your last chance to see the Triple in steam this year, plus stalls, great raffle prizes and lots of Christmas…

This entry was last updated on 14th February 2017

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