Learn something of London's Victorian sewer system and the site

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Join the volunteers for an entertaining visit of exploration, discovery and learning . Visit the three listed buildings and see the four Victorian beam engines, one of which has been fully restored and will be steaming throughout the day.

You can explore the history of this iconic location, learning more about the crucial role it played in London’s ‘ground-breaking” sewerage system which continues to serve the capital today, and visit the “The Great Stink Exhibition” which shows why this feat of Victorian civil and mechanical engineering was so badly needed.

Light refreshments will be available from the Coffee Shop and the shop will offer some interesting items for sale – some of which are made by volunteers at Crossness.

Families can join the learning team for a free Make and Take craft activity and can explore the Crossness site with our children’s Activity Trail.

* The event lasts about 3 hours and comprises a talk about the site and the work of the Trust and a tour of the site. It usually starts with refreshments (provided at an additional charge) to accommodate any delayed attendees.

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (Ages 16+)£18.00 per ticket
Child (Ages 5-15)£4.00 per ticket
Under 5sFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Advance booking essential
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Facilities for groups

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The car park is about 600m from the main building and our Narrow Gauge Railway will be running to bring you to the main site from the car-parking area. Blue badge holders will be able to park much closer to the building. The nearest station is Abbey Wood on the Elizabeth Line . You can also reach us via the Thames Path – our gate to the path will be open for our Open Day.

Public Transport Directions

Bt Train - Nearest station is Abbey Wood.

Crossness Engines Guided Tour

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The Crossness Engines, Thames Water Sewage Treatment Works, Bazalgette Way, Abbey Wood, London, SE2 9AQ

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Guided Tour (10 Jan 2023)
Tuesday11:00 - 14:00
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Tuesday11:00 - 14:00
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Tuesday11:00 - 14:00
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Sunday11:00 - 14:00

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