What to See at the Railway

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.

We also offer:

  • free parking onsite
  • countryside picnic tables
  • great children’s play area with a static train
  • toilet facilities
  • ticket office selling gifts, hot beverages and snacks
  • woodland area
  • secondhand bookshop – railway books (opening times vary)

Special Events: our volunteers are well known for organising great events at the railway so we have a full programme of special events this year which are bookable online. See here for full details.

If you sign up for our On the Rails E-News you will receive advance information on both events.

What to See at the Museum

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:

www.hamptonkemptonrailway.org.uk and www.kemptonsteam.org