Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Kew Bridge Steam Museum

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Kew Bridge Steam Museum
Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0EN

The Kew Bridge Pumping Station opened in 1838 and operated through to 1944 when it was finally closed by the Metropolitan Water Board. It became a museum in 1975. The musuem still retains the original steam-powered pumping engines, which includes the world's largest single-cylinder beam engine.

The museum is open to the general public, and is often free on the London Open House weekends.

Admission: In 2008: £5.00, £8.50 for the year

How to get here:

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Rail: Kew Bridge - Turn right out of the station and onto Kew Bridge Road. Then turn right into Green Dragon Lane and the museum is on the left. +

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Bus: Kew Bridge Bus Map - Stops S,T,W. The museum is marked on the map. +

 

Access: privateStatus: recognisableSide Road

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 24th July 2012 by Rev.Steve

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Remembrance of the Daleks (1)
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Filmed: 6-7 Apr 1988
A crowd gather at the junk yard on Totter's Lane as the Army arrives.

 

Additional Notes:

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The gates seen on-screen are just a prop used in the story.

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The side road is on the west side of the museum, and leads to a gate onto Kew Bridge Road - this is just by the entrance into the Thames Water site.

 

Access: privateStatus: alteredBack Yard

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 24th July 2012 by Rev.Steve

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Remembrance of the Daleks (1)
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Filmed: 6-7 Apr 1988
The van pulls up in the junkyard

 

Additional Notes:

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The back yard can be seen from the hill behind the museum, which is publicly accessible (though can be overgrown!).

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At the time of filming, the museum was in the process of being extended, and the red posts seen in the story are the foundation girders for the large white building you can now see on the site.

 

Access: privateStatus: alteredWindow/Entrance

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Photograph taken: 24th July 2012 by Rev.Steve

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Remembrance of the Daleks (1)
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Filmed: 6-7 Apr 1988
The Dalek appears from out of the smoke.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: alteredMuseum Car Park

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 6th December 2007 by Chuck Foster

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Remembrance of the Daleks (1)
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Filmed: 6-7 Apr 1988
The troops get into position.

Remembrance of the Daleks (1)
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Filmed: 6-7 Apr 1988
The Doctor peers at what's going on.

 

Additional Notes:

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The houses can be made out in the background of the screen shots - they were a historical inaccuracy for the story!

Where to walk to next?

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Harvey House (Day of the Daleks). Head northwest on Green Dragon Lane and Harvey House is one of the high-rise flats on the left. (350 yards, 3m)

Other nearby locations:

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Kew Railway Bridge (The Dalek Invasion of Earth). No route recorded to this location.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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M4 (Chiswick) (The Runaway Bride): 0.21 miles.

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Burford Road (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 0.37 miles.

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Great West Quarter (The Christmas Invasion): 0.57 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Kew Bridge Steam Museum

Related Stories

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Remembrance of the Daleks [6-7 Apr 1988]

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