Crossness Engines


Grade 1 Listed, 1865 waste-water pumping station built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette in Victorian Romanesque style, containing much ornamental cast-iron of outstanding quality. The building houses the largest rotative beam engines in the world, (one being restored). The attached boiler-house houses a visitor centre.

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: £6.00 (USD9.18) per ticket
Child Ticket: Up to £2.00 (USD0.00) per ticket

Young persons (5 to 16 years of age) £2; children under 5: FREE.

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Opening Times:

Due to the museum undertaking a major programme of building work, it will only be open for selected Sundays during 2014. These are 6 April, 22 June, 27 July, 31 August and 12 October.

Please check the website for further updates to these times.

Venue Details & Map

Crossness Engines

The Old Works
Thames Water
+44 (0)20 8311 3711
Public transport:
From Abbey Wood station take stairway to road over railway (A2041). Walk northwards (via a roundabout) to a signposted sliproad. At T-junction (Sewell Road) turn right and walk to end of road. There will be a shuttle bus running on some open days, please check website for further information.
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5 based on 1 review

Top review of Crossness Engines

4.0 out of 5 9 December 2008
by Angela B.

You wouldn't really put 'sewage' and 'beauty' in the same sentence, would you? Well, you might after a trip to Crossness in Abbey Wood. The interior of this Romanesque style Grade 1 listed building looks more like an ornate church than a pumping station, but not without reason, as this served as Victorian London's much-needed sewerage system.

The Prince of Wales opened this building in 1865...more

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