the 1940 room

Visits to view our 200 foot deep well (dug by hand) are available by request with the shop. Hold on to your glasses!

You’ll also discover a 1940s kitchen and living room scene including a Morrison shelter. 

Wall banners give you the history of the New River and its historic role in supplying clean drinking water to London. 

Some of the large original tools used by the boilerman are also displayed.