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"

Click here for news and visitor information

If this is your first visit please check the interactive map

Conservation Projects

​   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. 

All visits must be pre-booked

There are two primary ways of visiting Crossness Pumping Station; Open Days and Guided tours.

Guided tours are held on most Tuesdays.

If you wish to see the Cathedral in the Marshes then book your tickets here

Open Day

Sunday 23rd January   Book your tickets now


Display of Artwork by Artlab
Under 5's free

Please note this is a non-steaming event

Book Now - Please note that to comply with COVID restrictions the number of tickets is limited.




Tel: +44 (0)20 8311 3711


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The Old Works

Thames Water S.T.W.

Bazalgette Way

Abbey Wood

London SE2 9AQ


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