Steam Museum Kew What's On Page

The Kew Bridge Steam Museum are open throughout the year but their large collection of steam engines can only be operated on certain days. So to make sure you plan your visit when these engines are running please check with this what's On page.

The museum also holds special events throughout the year.

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Steam Museum Events April 2015

Meccano Madness 

April 18 & 19

Come and discover the Magic of Meccano! See the best of UK Meccano modelling in action, meet the talented model makers and have fun building your own Meccano creation. 

Members from Meccano clubs and societies throughout the world are visiting the Steam museum to host their show and dispaly their Meccano models.

April 26

Stirling Engine Rally 

Visitors will see over 80 working Stirling and hot air engines plus have the chance to meet the experts to discover more about these fascinating machines.

Events May 2015

May 14

Museums at Night 

The engines will be lit and the Steam Hall filled with colour and music as part of national Museums at Night festival. There will be a bar and live performances from Top Shelf Jazz and Greg Miller & his Harmonica, 

May 23 -31 

Life at the Waterworks 

Dress up in Victorian clothes to travel back in time and discover what life was like for the workers who kept the Kew Bridge Pumping Station in steam.

Get to grips with the tools that were used here to get London’s water pumping with a brand new family trail as well as a chance to handle rarely seen objects from the archive.  

June 2015

21 June

“Steam & Ale” Father’s Day in association with Twickenham Ales  

With the engines and the Waterworks Railway in steam, as well as a chance to sample great beer from this famous local brewery. 

August 2015

August 28 -31

Grand Summer Steam Up  

We will be firing up our historic Lancashire Boiler to steam all our mighty Cornish and Rotative engines for August Bank Holiday.  

Join us in the Waterwheel Courtyard where families can enjoy hands on activities and giant bubble making in our Splash Zone before taking a ride on the Waterworks Railway. The steam powered Shand Mason Steam Fire Engine will also be in action 

September 2015

September 12 - 13

Peppa Pig visits the Museum! 

Come along and meet Peppa in person and hear stories of her adventures. 

October 2015

October 24 - November 1

Halloween SpOOkfest  

Help us discover the spooky secrets of the historic engine houses and maybe meet a few of their past occupants! Plenty of Halloween craft activities, a ride on the Ghost Train and a trip through the creepy wood!

November 2015

November 28 & 29

Made at Kew  

Our onsite artists will be opening up their studios for this special pre- Christmas shopping event. Don’t miss out on a chance to enjoy the work of local artists and browse a unique collection of Christmas presents. 

December 2015

December 5- 6, 12 - 13, 19 – 20 

Victorian Christmas 

Carol singers will be filling the Steam Hall with festive music while families enjoy special seasonal activities. Warm up with a glass mulled wine whilst watching the Rotative engines slowly turn or ride behind Thomas Wicksteed our Waterworks steam locomotive. 

December 31 - January 3.

Grand New Year Steam Up 

The season’s highlight is the Grand New Year Steam Up, a chance to see all the Museum’s majestic engines powering into 2016. 

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