Money well spent

Maintaining a National Monument and running the largest working triple-expansion steam pumping engine in the world takes money and Kempton Great Engines Trust always needs funds to preserve the museum for the benefit of the public.

Everyone at Kempton is a volunteer and no one, from the Chairman of the Trustees to the chaps who run the engine house, is paid. However, we still have the day-to-day expense of maintaining the Great Triple in working condition, insuring the building and its contents, and numerous other overheads.

If you would like to play your part in preserving this magnificent heritage site and keep the world’s largest working triple in good health for another generation of steam fans, why not make a donation? Simply press the ‘Donate’ button below, call 020 3565 3586 or email

Tools and equipment welcome

To maintain the engine house and the Triple, we need tools – lots of them – and we can always find a good home for any you don’t want. If you have any hand or electrical tools, materials or equipment you no longer need, or if you are clearing out a workshop, please consider donating the contents.

We are especially grateful to:

  • Thames Water for making the site available to us, for our initial funding, for asbestos removal and for providing the steam-raising plant
  • Heritage Lottery Fund for funding our presentational material and publications
  • The Norland Foundation for the conversion of the old gatehouse into toilets and for the greatly improved lighting in the engine house
  • The Prism Fund for funding the insulation and cladding of Triple No.6 and for the repair of its two barring engines
  • Our volunteers for the hundreds of hours’ work they continue to contribute towards restoring and running Kempton Steam Museum

You can help by contributing money via the ‘Donate’ button below, you can call 020 3565 3586 or you can email

Spread the word and support Kempton

By visiting Kempton and by spreading the word to others, you can play a vital role in attracting visitors and new members to the museum. In fact, why not become a member of the Kempton Great Engines Society, get free admission to the museum on all open days and receive Triple News, either by post in or by email, in full colour.

For a complete list of all donations click here