I had the opportunity for a quick visit the old Pumping Station at Kew, now home to the London Museum of Water & Steam, which houses steam machines and displays that tell the story of London’s water supply and the amazing pumping engines that delivered the water across London’s growing capital.
As well as housing the world’s largest collection of stationary steam pumping engines, the Museum is also home to a narrow-gauge steam locomotive, numerous valves, other curious engineering artefacts and a fantastic gallery plotting the development of London’s water system. I will return soon now that it has reopened to the public. Check their website for events.
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