Filming at Kempton

Kempton is a film-maker’s dream. One visit to our engine house will be enough to fire your imagination. Come and see the amazing possibilities this magnificent Art Deco building and its mighty engines offer. From the great Portland stone entrance hall to the original tiled and glazed-brick interior, Kempton Steam Museum has been untouched by the hand of modernity for nearly 90 years. And while the huge, 1,000-ton Triples form a unique piece of engineering history, they also provide camera operators with fantastic opportunities for stunning close-up shots and high-level, bird’s-eye shots of the engine house below.

In our bid to maintain Kempton as a heritage site, we have been careful not to spoil the original quality of this 1920s environment, making it a wonderful time-warp location for period and fantasy films, as well as engineering documentaries. Over the years, we have welcomed a distinguished list of film crews and actors, making everything from Titanic documentaries to episodes of Poirot and Midsomer Murders. Films, TV series, magazine covers and pop videos – we’ve hosted them all.

The site is well geared for filming, inside and out. The site is secure, with plenty of under-cover parking, a 20-ton crane and lift platform to the main doors, plus ground-floor entrances for easy access. The engine house has a modern power supply (discreetly hidden, of course!),  Wi-Fi and internet access, facilities for making refreshments, toilets, disabled access and office space available.

For more information, please contact info@kemptonsteam.org or call 01568 720571.