Kempton Great Engines Trust

Kempton Great Engines Trust

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  • Museums / heritage

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Our mission is to:

  • Tell the story of the Kempton Park site and its vital role in providing clean, safe water to large areas of London continuously for over 100 years, and
  • Provide a unique opportunity to view working examples of the pinnacle of traditional steam engine development and the transition to turbine technology.


Restoration and day-to-day operation of the museum is undertaken by volunteers.  Since 1995, volunteers have successfully returned the ‘Sir William Prescott’ triple-expansion engine to steam and showcase it to the public on several steaming weekends per year.

Recent achievements include the motorisation of one of our two steam turbines to demonstrate the inner mechanisms. Working parties continue to perform restoration projects to ensure the museum’s unique collection is safe for future generations to enjoy.

The museum is open from March to November offering special events throughout the year.

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