Celebrating 150 & 180 years of the railway coming to Walthamstow- Sat 25+Sun26 April 11-4

This event is on the weekend of the 25th and 26th April at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum…11.00 to 4.00. Free admission.

10 South Access Road, Walthamstow, London E17 8AX. https://walthamstowpumphouse.org.uk/

It was 180 years ago that the Borough had it’s first direct railway connection to London from the Lea Bridge Station, this was followed on the 26th April 1870 with the opening of Hoe Street Station now called Walthamstow Central by the Great Eastern Railway.

The museum will be celebrating both these achievements with an exhibition about its local railways including the Jazz Train.

The star attraction will be the Great Eastern Locomotive Class 209 which spent many years on show at the Woolwich Railway Museum.

Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum is centred around a Grade II listed, former Victorian sewage pumping station that served Walthamstow until the late 1960s. Today it is dedicated to the transport and industrial heritage of Walthamstow and the surrounding area.

Our bookshop will be open.

As well as an original pair of Victorian steam engines, the museum houses a pump collection, model railway, Victoria Line carriage and last but not least, a large and unique firefighting collection!

With plenty of interactive activities, the museum is popular with visitors of all ages and the fire-engine, model railway and train drivers cab make it especially popular with kids!

We also have a canteen selling hot drinks and light refreshments. So why not visit and learn about Walthamstow’s industrial heritage? After all, It’s free!