Saturday 1st July 2017
William Heath Robinson is an artist whose work, whether in his well known humorous drawings or his illustrations for Kipling, Shakespeare or children’s stories, is integral to British cultural heritage. His name entered the language as early as 1912 and is still in daily use to describe the kind of ad hoc contraptions that featured in many of his cartoons. In the morning, we will visit the newly opened museum of his work, located in Pinner, north west London.
After lunch we visit the London Museum of Water and Steam, Kew, which is housed in a Grade I listed pumping station built in 1838. It was the first to drive clean water into people’s homes and currently provides a history of London’s water supply including hands on exhibits. Every weekend one of the big engines is in steam.
This is very much a family day so bring along your children and/or grandchildren. We will finish the morning in Pinner Memorial Park so why not bring a packed lunch and sit by the duck pond while the children play. There will be lots for them to do at both museums.
Pass the word on to friends and neighbours and let’s make a day of it! (Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone to bring, you are just as welcome as a couple or on your own).
The cost of the day is £ 30 per adult £26 per child
Included is a drink on arrival, entry to the Heath Robinson Museum, a guided tour of the London Museum of Water and Steam, coach travel and driver’s gratuity.
If you are interested in coming along. please contact us via the form below.