AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF THE CROSSNESS ENGINES TRUST.
All of the funding needed to conserve the buildings and engines of Joseph Bazalgette’s “cathedral on the marsh” comes from visitors to the site, needless to say we have zero visitors & zero funding at present, during this difficult lock down period.
Please would you donate what you can afford,
to enable the volunteers to give this unique,
world famous site the maintenance & care it
Built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette for London's sewage system and opened in 1865, Crossness Pumping Station is a Grade 1 Listed building and features some of the most spectacular ornamental Victorian cast ironwork found in the world today.
"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.
Whilst the COVID -19 pandemic continues to have an impact and we are closed for future events until the current lockdown is lifted.
We will update our visit schedule once the government announces changes in the COVID-19 status and uplifts the restrictions.
Looking forward to seeing you in the future.
Booking is essential through Eventbrite. Each date is shown in the calendar below and has a link to the Eventbrite site to make your booking. Because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic each tour is restricted to 20 people. We are sorry but 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. Find out more
Book a post-lockdown ‘bubble’ tour for up to 6 colleagues, friends or family members and discover the Victorian splendour and ingenuity of the Crossness Pumping Station with one of our knowledgeable tour guides. Find out more
For groups of up to 20 visitors, book a Group Visit and discover the Victorian splendour and ingenuity of the Crossness Pumping Station with one of our knowledgeable tour guides. Group Tours cost £16 per head with a minimum charge of £160. Find out more
19th October 2020
Crossness Engine Trust is pleased to announce they have received £50,400 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund Emergency Funding.
For more information please refer to the Press Release.
Get crafty with this fun activity
Find out how to make a portrait head of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, the Victorian engineer who built London's first sewer system - including Crossness.
Watch the 10 minute video on how to create the head from recycled items.
We are currently closed
All tours and visits are now cancelled until further notice.
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PRESERVING AN INDUSTRIAL CATHEDRAL