AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE TRUSTEES OF THE CROSSNESS ENGINES TRUST.
Much of the funding needed to conserve the Crossness Pumping Station comes from visitors to the site. The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns and restrictions have meant our income for the last two years has been severely reduced.
Please consider making a donation to help us to maintain this unique and magnificent heritage site.
Built in 1865 by Sir Joseph Bazalgette as part of Victorian London’s sewerage system, Crossness Pumping Station is a Grade 1 Listed industrial heritage site and a masterpiece of 19th-century engineering, architecture, and design.
"A ballet of rod and pistons"
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If this is your first visit please check the interactive map
Read about the latest restoration project.
Please read the Protocol for Visitors before booking a visit.
Ways to Visit Us
We are open only on the days shown on the calendar and booking is required for all visits – please see the individual visit dates for the link to Eventbrite.
Crossness Pumping Station is an industrial site and we recommend comfortable clothing and flat shoes.
Check out our Visitors' Page for more information.
The Toilet Timeline – online exhibition.
From a hole in the ground to the vacuum assisted toilet on the space station, the Toilet Timeline
will illustrate the key developments in toilet design and technology – past present, and future.
This new exhibition tells a fascinating story of human ingenuity and innovation.
We are open for visits
There are two primary ways of visiting Crossness Pumping Station; Open Days and Guided tours.
Our next open day is Sunday 26th September.
Guided tours are held on most Tuesdays.
If you wish to see the Cathedral in the Marshes then book your tickets here
Totally Thames Festival 2021
Sunday 26th September
Artist Led River Walk to Crossness with Lily German.
To find out more visit
PRESERVING AN INDUSTRIAL CATHEDRAL