Visit: ‘The Cathedral of Sewage’ – Crossness Pumping Station

The Crossness Pumping Station is a former sewage pumping station, constructed between 1859 and 1865, and designed by engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette and architect Charles Henry Driver. It features spectacular ornamental cast ironwork, that Nikolaus Pevsner described as “a masterpiece of engineering – a Victorian cathedral of ironwork”.

This visit will include an illustrated talk giving the historical context and impetus for Bazalgette’s revolutionary sewage system for London, a guided tour of the site and engines, and an opportunity to look around their Great Stink exhibition and extraordinary collection of toilets.

Refreshments will be provided on arrival

Please note that the engines will not be running during our visit.

Image: Crossness Pumping Station, Belvedere, Kent by Christine Matthews CC BY-SA 2.0

Ticket Price: £28
Date: July 14th, 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Venue: Crossness Pumping Station - View on map