Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum

The Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum is a museum based in Walthamstow, north-east London, it is contained in and around Low Hall Pumping Station, a Grade II listed building that was originally a sewage pumping station built in 1885.[1][2]

Walthamstow Pumphouse museum
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An animated logo used by the museum
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Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum is located in Greater London
Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum
Location within Greater London
LocationWalthamstow
London, E17
United Kingdom
Coordinates51°34′36″N 0°02′04″W / 51.5767°N 0.0345°W / 51.5767; -0.0345Coordinates: 51°34′36″N 0°02′04″W / 51.5767°N 0.0345°W / 51.5767; -0.0345
DirectorLindsay Collier
Public transit accessLondon Overground St James Street
Websitewww.e17pumphouse.org.uk
A steam engine on display

The museum focuses on the pioneering achievements in road, rail, air and sea transport in Waltham Forest and the surrounding area from the early 19th century. The museum displays various artifacts, including AEC Routemaster buses, a pair of Marshall C class steam engines,[3] and various fire fighting vehicles.

Also included in the museum's collection is a decommissioned London Underground 1967 Stock Victoria line carriage that is frequently used as a film set, concert venue for Underground Lunchtime Recitals and occasionally as a restaurant.[4][5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum. "History". Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  2. ^ Historic England. "The Pump House". Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  3. ^ http://e17pumphouse.org.uk/
  4. ^ "Walham Forest Cello Fest - the 7th Underground Lunchtime Recital". Walthamstuff. 13 October 2019.
  5. ^ Jenny, Scott (June 2015). "London Tubes: Unexpected locations of underground trains". BBC News. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Against eating on the tube? Not any more". Time Out. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2016.