Experience the glory and genius of the Victorian age - Come visit us!

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Getting Here



For general directions please see the map below and click "Directions". Special instructions for each mode of transport will be detailed here.



We are open to visitors on the dates given. At all other times the site is closed to visitors. 

Open Days


We are open only on the days shown in the calendar.

No need to book. Just come along.

Cost of entry - Adults £8 if Prince Consort is in steam or £6 if non steaming. Children 5-15 yrs £2.

We suggest that you wear appropriate clothing for exploring a pumping station including flat shoes

We normally open at 10:30 and close at 17:00 with last entry at 16:00.  To have time to visit the full site it is best to allow at least two hours for your visit.


Guided Tours


Booking essential through Eventbrite. The individual listings below have a link to the Eventbrite site to make your booking. Numbers are limited and as a result we are sorry to say that you cannot be admitted to the site if you have not pre-booked.


We suggest that you wear appropriate clothing for exploring a pumping station including flat shoes.

Tours last approximately three hours and include a talk in the lecture theatre on the history of the site followed by a guided tour.

Educational Visits


For Educational Visits contact our Learning and Outreach Officer - petra.cox@crossness.org.uk


Full information with regard to our Learning and Outreach Programme can be accessed via our 'Learning' link above.






Toilets are located close to the exhibition and include baby changing and facilities for visitors with disabilities.




Our cafe has a wide variety of food and drink served by our team of catering volunteers.


Come and see what we have on offer.


Gluten-free and decaffinated options are available.






Stop in at our shop on the way out and snap up interesting souvenirs and gifts for both adults and children. 


We take cash and credit card payments. Profits go to the continued restoration and conservation work at Crossness.



Our car park is situated at the end of Bazalgette Way, to the right about 40 metres from the Thames Water security gate.    A pedestrian route about 700 metres long links the car park to the buildings.

If you are a blue badge holder and intend to visit contact us a few days before and we will arrange for parking closer to the building



We've tried to balance the need to conserve a Grade I listed building with making it accessible.


It is possible to get to all parts of the site and to access all the buildings without using steps.  Inside the main buildings all visitor facilities (exhibition, cafe toilets and shop are on one level).  Access to the first floor and basement in the Beam Engine House is by stairs but we do have screens to show what these areas are like if you are not able to access. 




All recognised guide, assistance or service dogs - including assistance dogs in training are welcome at Crossness. Please make sure they are wearing their designated jacket or lead slip.

 Well behaved family pets are also welcome provided they are kept on a lead and under control at all times.

Please noteSome areas are unsuitable for dogs, in particular the Beam (first) Floor of the Beam Engine House, which has a pierced cast iron floor. 

Walking, cycling


Click on 'directions' below which will navigate you to reach Crossness by foot or by bicycle from your starting point.

By train, by bus


The closest railway station is Abbey Wood and there are a number of bus routes to Abbey Wood/Thamesmead . 

Click on 'directions' below which will navigate you to reach Crossness from your starting point.

On Family Open Days, when Prince Consort is under steam, there will be a shuttle bus service into the site. 


Details about shuttle bus operation will be included in the calendar entry when the bus is in operation.   



By car, by taxi


For visitors using their own transport, set your satnavs to SE2 9AQ which brings you to Bazalgette Way (previously Belvedere Rd).


The Crossness visitor carpark is at the end of Bazalgette Way to the right, just before the Thames Water Main Gate. 

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                              Next Open Day 

                         SUNDAY 20 October