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18 August 2010

Visit the Pumphouse Gallery

A grade II listed building in the heart of Battersea Park, the Pump House was built in 1861 to supply water to the lakes of Battersea Park. It eventually fell derelict, until in 1986 it came under the control of Wandsworth Borough Council who joined up with English Heritage to restore it at a cost of £400,000.

In 1992, it reopened as a shop, information centre and art gallery, and finally in 1999 became a permanent gallery space under its present name, The Pump House Gallery. Today, the exhibits a range of works of arts, and also acts as a venue for events, workshops, talks and film screenings. It is also available for hire as a location for private parties and events, and weddings and civil ceremonies.

The gallery is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 11am until 5pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 11am until 4pm. For more information, see http://www.pumphousegallery.org.uk/

^Picture by Phillie Casablanca^


  1. I really need to visit Battersea Park - I was just around the corner at the power station on Saturday so it must be a sign! There are some nice sculptures there too, including a rather uncharacteristic Henry Moore

  2. It is a fantastic park, not least for special features - A pagoda, a mini zoo, an art gallery and bike hire, to name but a few