What to See at the Railway and Museum
Step back in time and visit our 1915 heritage narrow gauge railway and the magnificent Kempton Steam Museum. Discover the fascinating history of how our railway and the great pumping engines at Kempton Steam Museum helped to provide clean drinking water to London in the early 20th century.
Enjoy the unique experience of steam travel on one of the few narrow-gauge railways within London’s M25, featuring our 1903 built locomotive ‘Darent’ pulling our Devonshire coaches passionately restored by our volunteers. If you want to know more about our rich industrial steam heritage, then Kempton Steam Museum is right next door, housing the world’s largest triple expansion steam engine. On rare weekends you can see this mighty engine ‘in steam’ so check both websites for dates to book a visit for both the railway and the museum and make it a weekend of steam!
Separate entry tickets for the railway and Kempton Steam Museum must be booked online through either websites:
There’s plenty of free parking onsite, with countryside picnic tables and a great children’s play area with a static train. Our toilet facilities will be open and there’s an opportunity to buy hot beverages and snacks from the ticket office.
HKWR volunteers are well known for organising great events at the railway so we hope to be able to continue to organise our very popular spooky Halloween Ghost Train and our much-loved Santa Specials this year. Both events will be bookable online through our website. If you sign up for our On the Rails E-News you will receive advance information on both events.