Waterworks Museum

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The museum traces the history of drinking water from the cave-dwellers up to the present day through wonderful working engines, superb display panels, illuminated displays, guidebooks and films. Classified by English Heritage as "a site of clear national importance", the Museum is home to the oldest working triple-expansion steam engine in the UK and probably has the widest range of working pumping engines.

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Opening hours

The Waterworks Museum is open every Tuesday all year round, except two weeks at Christmas and New Year. Opening times 11:00am to 4:00 pm.

Exhibits powered by electric motors are usually working but the steam and internal combustion engines are not normally working unless being tested during maintenance.

Admission charges

Tuesdays - Adults £3, Seniors £2, Children £1
In-steam days - Adults £5, Seniors £3, Children £1

Collection details

Archives, Science and Technology, Social History

Waterworks Museum
Broomy Hill



General Enquiries

01432 344062

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