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Steaming Day

21st July @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the magnificent Victorian listed buildings and see the world’s largest rotative Beam Engine in glorious steam

The Prince Consort Engine will be in Steam.

Join us for a day of discovery and learning in our three listed buildings and see the four Victorian beam engines, one of which has been fully restored by volunteers and will be steaming throughout the day.

You can explore the history of this iconic location, learning more about the crucial role it played in London’s ‘ground-breaking’ sewerage system which continues to serve the capital today, and visit the “The Great Stink Exhibition” which shows why this feat of Victorian civil and mechanical engineering was so badly needed.

There is an admission charge for this event – plus booking fees:

Aged 16 and over – £18.00, Age 5-15 – £4.00, Under 5 free.

Light refreshments are available from our Coffee Shop and be sure to visit the shop where you’ll find a great selection of gifts and souvenirs – some made by volunteers at Crossness.

Children can join the Learning Team for a free Make and Take craft activity and can explore the Crossness site with our children’s Activity Trail.

Tickets: we have two time slots: from 10.00 to 12.15 or 12.30 to 15.00 and you can can arrive any time within your chosen time slot.

Public Transport: The nearest station is Abbey Wood on the Elizabeth Line – we will be running a free vintage Routemaster shuttle bus from the station to our gates.

Parking: about 600m from the main building and our Narrow Gauge Railway will be running to bring you to the main site from the car-parking area. Blue badge holders will be able to park much closer to the building.

Cycling/Walking: You can reach us via the Thames Path – our gate to the path will be open for this Steaming Day.

Doors open 10.00 with last entry at 15.00pm; buildings close at 16.00 with last shuttle bus at 16.25.

If we can’t run the Prince Consort Engine for any reason or there are any changes to the day, we will do our best to let you know in advance.


21st July
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Crossness Pumping Station
Bazalgette Way, Abbey Wood
London, SE2 9AQ United Kingdom