By Heinrich & Palmer

Crossness Pumping Station, Bazalgette Way, Abbey Wood, London SE2 9AQ.

This event is FREE.  This unique event is a series of Shows approx. 45mins in length.  

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Luminary is a unique and spectacular multi-media art installation, commissioned for Crossness Pumping Station, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Joseph Bazalgette; the great Engineer who built London’s sewers.  Luminary combines 3D laser scanning technology, video projection, sound and lighting effects to create an ethereal and immersive exploration of this iconic building.  Never to be repeated so don’t miss it!

This unique event is brought to you by Peabody in partnership with Crossness Engine Trust.

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How the event works?

You can pick a Show time ticket with transport by coach from Abbey Wood Station to Crossness Pumping Station, and including return transport to the Station (no stopping on route).

Or, you can pick a Show time ticket, only (no transport; make your own way to and from the site by cycling, walking, bus, or car).  Please note there is limited parking on site, we would encourage customers to consider other modes of transport.


Transport options for wheelchair drivers:  Our coaches are not accessible. We can arrange a wheelchair accessible taxi/people carrier upon request. 

Please bear in mind that we will try to coordinate demand for this service. We will ask you to consider show times so that customers can travel together to the venue.

Thank you for your cooperation. Alternatively, Abbey Wood Cars are adjacent to the Abbey Wood Station and can be booked directly to meet your needs.

Blue Badge holders: should email [email protected] to let us know your vehicle registration so that we can ensure you can access the site and then you will be able to drive up to the Crossness Pumping Station building where the event will take place.  Please put this in the subject line of the email - Luminary – Blue Badge parking

Other access information:  please be aware that the site has uneven ground inside and outside; please wear sturdy shoes.  The building is cold even in the summer so we suggest you bring a jacket etc.  Elderly or vulnerable adults should be accompanied.   

The site is a working place where engines and other engineering equipment is restored, this is therefore not a playground and all children must be supervised by their carers or parents at all times.

The Crossness Pumping Station is adjacent to the Thames Water Sewerage works and therefore you must not stray beyond the event site which is the Crossness Pumping Station and the immediate surrounding gardens.

Refreshments:  The Crossness Pumping Station café will be open serving cold food and hot/cold drinks; and two additional vendors will be selling hot food and hot/cold drinks outside in the gardens throughout the event. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Luminary at Crossness! 

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