Crossness Engines Trust - Explore A Victorian Jewel
Location: Beam Engine House, Crossness Sewage Treatment Works, Bazalgette Way, SE2 9AQ
Public Open Day.
**We can now offer a return coach to and from Abbey Wood station. Pick up from outside the Abbey Arms public house.**
The Crossness Engines Trust is one of only two Grade 1 industrial buildings in London. It is the most extravagant of all the grand pumping stations using steam to pump sewage through Joseph Bazalgette's famous new sewer system devised in the 1860s in response to the 'Great Stink'.
Come and see the most spectacular ornamental cast ironwork which Nikolaus Pevsner describes as a masterpiece of engineering, a Victorian cathedral of ironwork.
An amazing site, known as 'The Cathedral on the Marsh'. A joy to visit for all who appreciate history and have a sense of wonder.
There is a new exhibition plus a museum shop and a cafe for refreshments.
Visitors are advised to wear trousers and flat shoes.
Time: 10:30am to 4pm
Admission:: Adults £8 increased to £10 to include return coach to and from Abbey Wood station. Children (5-15 years) £2. Under 5s free.
Website: Crossness Pumping Station