Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum

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Walthamstow Pumphouse museum
Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum Logo.gif
An animated logo used by the museum
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A steam engine on display
Location Walthamstow
London, E17
United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°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
Director Lindsay Collier
Public transit access London Overground St James Street
Website www.e17pumphouse.org.uk

The Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum is a British museum based in Walthamstow, 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]

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, and various fire fighting vehicles.

Also included in the museum's collection is a decommissioned London Underground 1967 Stock carriage that is frequently used as a film set and occasionally as a restaurant.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum. "History". Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "The Pump House". Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Jenny, Scott (June 2015). "London Tubes: Unexpected locations of underground trains". BBC News. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Against eating on the tube? Not any more". Time Out. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2016.