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

Type of events 






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. 

Family Open Day


Prince Consort  Under Steam


We will not be able to steam Prince Consort until we can deal with the asbestos in the Beam Engine House.


During this process the rest of the site will remain open for visitors as detailed in the calendar below.

Family Open Day


Non Steaming



No need to book. Just come along

Groups are welcome.

The Beam Engine House is currently closed due to our asbestos problem but all other areas of the site are accessible to visitors.

We open at 10:30 and close at 16:00 with last entry at 15:30.  To have time to visit the full site it is best to allow at least two hours for your visit.

Booked Tours and


Educational Visits



Booked Guided Tours are arranged through Eventbrite - see calendar below​.


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




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. 

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 operated by Ebdons Tours running from Abbey Wood Railway Station.. We will provide information in 2018 when the shuttle 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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