The wonders of tunnels coming to renamed, revamped Kew Bridge Steam Museum (From Richmond and Twickenham Times)
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The wonders of tunnels coming to renamed, revamped Kew Bridge Steam Museum
Visitors to Kew Bridge Steam Museum will be able to crawl through sewage tunnels when it re-opens in March after a £2.3m revamp.
The museum, home to some of the world’s rarest working steam engines, will also open under a new name - the London Museum of Water and Steam - on March 22.
The refurbished museum will take visitors on a journey through London’s pipe and tunnel works and features crawl-through tunnels and walk-through sewers.
The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded the Kew Bridge Engines Trust £1.8m in July 2012, which enabled it to start restoration work and additional funding was gained from Thames Water, Hounslow Council, the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Charles Hayward Foundation.
For more information, visit kbsm.org.
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