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

Type of events 



Getting Here

 Below is displayed a map of the area around the Crossness Engines site. For a more detailed map, including interactive features*, visit the Interactive Map.

* Some features are not available on touch screen devices.


Open Days

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

Booking is required for steaming and non-steaming days.


Cost of entry - Adults £15 if Prince Consort is in steam or £10 if non- steaming. Children 5-15 yrs £3.

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

There are two session available:


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.

In accordance with Good to Go compliance the toilets will be regularly inspected and cleaned.



Our cafe will provide a limited range of pre-packed snacks. Tea and coffee are available in disposable containers. All staff are trained and COVID compliant.

Gluten-free and de-caffinated options are available.


Stop in at our shop on the way out view our souvenirs and gifts for both adults and children; if you wish to purchase please tell the counter staff what you want and they will provide the item - Argos style.

We take credit and debit cards; sorry no cash. Profits from sales 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 us please contact us a few days before by emailing us on  info@crossness.org.uk or by telephone +44 (0)20 8311 3711, 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 

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.

Sanitiser stations will be located throughout the buildings with social distancing floor markers.

Please use common sense. Masks are recommened within the buildings.



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 note: Some areas are unsuitable for dogs, such as parts of the Beam Engine House, which has pierced flooring.

Walking and cycling

The site is between 2 km (1.3 ml) and 2.7 km (1.7 ml) from Abbey Wood Station depending on the route you take.

By public transport

The closest railway station is Abbey Wood on the Southeastern network from Charing Cross, Waterloo and London Bridge.

There are a number of bus routes to Abbey Wood/ Thamesmead. Refer to map for details of buses and stops.
Taxis are available if you do not wish to walk to the site.

By car

For visitors using their own transport, set your satnavs to SE2 9AQ which brings you to Bazalgette Way (previously Belvedere Rd). If the postcode doesn't give Bazalgette way you should try the alternate postcode SE2 9XL (197).

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

Visit Us

If this is your first visit please check the interactive map


Bubble and Group Tours

Each type of tour includes:
 - An introductory talk illustrating the public health crisis that led to the Great Stink of 1858

 - Guided tour of the buildings and engines

 - Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits on arrival.

 - Visitor Parking on site


Morning, afternoon and evening tours are available on both weekdays and weekends. Please allow 2½ to 3 hours for your visit.


The tours comply with Visit England’s ‘Good to Go’ COVID safe requirements.


To book a Bubble or Group Tour, or for further information please email  info@crossness.org.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to Crossness

Bubble Tours

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. Bubble Tours cost £100.


Group Tours

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

By taxi

Taxis are available from Abbeywood Station Minicabs close to Abbey Wood station in 18 Wilton Road.

Book in advance on 0208 311 1199




Tel: +44 (0)20 8311 3711

Email: info@crossness.org.uk

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The Old Works

Thames Water S.T.W.

Bazalgette Way

Abbey Wood

London SE2 9AQ


For SatNav use SE2 9XL (197)