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London Museum of Water & Steam

Based in the historic buildings of the former Kew Bridge Waterworks, the London Museum of Water & Steam tells the story of London’s water supply, the site, its people and the amazing pumping engines that helped to make London the great city it is today.

As well as housing the world’s largest collection of stationary steam pumping engines, the Museum is also home to a narrow-gauge steam locomotive and a Waterworks Gallery that traces the development of London’s clean water supply. The Museum offers a fun and educational day out for families and steam enthusiasts alike.

Application deadline: 

Join the London Museum of Water & Steam at an incredibly transformative time in it’s history. Work with the marketing lead to develop and implement plans for our website, our social media profiles, and our press relations.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right volunteer to develop a career in museums, and responsibilities can be tailored to fit the volunteer’s interests.

Role Aim: 

The London Museum of water & steam is undergoing a huge change in the way we do communications, and we need a Communications volunteer in order to help us achieve our goals


Assist the Marketing coordinator in developing a communications strategy, as well as creating content for our social media profiles and website.

Skills needed: 



Wordpress training, database training, anything you need to do your job well.

Green Dragon Lane London TW8 0EN
Time commitment: 
3-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
Half a day on either a Monday, Tuesday, Friday, other days by agreement

Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here