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Address: Lee Road | Cork City Waterworks, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 494 1500
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Cork City's Lifetime Lab is located at the Old Victorian Waterworks on Lee...

Cork City's Lifetime Lab is located at the Old Victorian Waterworks on Lee Road.The restored buildings now house interactive hands on activities on the environment,science and history.Perfect for visitors of all ages especially families Lifetime Lab also has an on site coffee dock, large playground.

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good for kids

This is really good place for the kids to go. Check the opening hours however as they're not so user friendly for families with kids at school.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 May 2016
Zebedee1966
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Cork, Ireland
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very interesting little place on a lovely site, kids loved the glass elevator. Really educational for the kids, they loved finding all the info for the sheets and asked lots of question about water, energy and waste and what they could do to help the world! Job done lifetime lab. The only down side was the playground, lots of dog... More 

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Thank edinsp
Molescroft
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We first visited the lifetime lab last summer and had a wonderful time. It made sense to revisit and see what has changed. We were not disappointed! My son loves learning and experiencing a hands on approach, the lifetime lab provides this and more. There are interactive displays and a questionnaire for children to find the answers to as they... More 

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1 Thank benjamin345
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I would not recommend lifetime lab for a family day out. I was told by the girl on the phone that it would take an hour to an hour and a half but in reality it only took a half an hour to go around.

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3 Thank WinifredTh
Cork, Ireland
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

went there on a visit with young children found nothing of interest left after a short time ande a lot to be desired toilets leav

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Anon
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This is really good place for the kids to go. Check the opening hours however as they're not so user friendly for families with kids at school.

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1 Thank Zebedee1966
Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Quite educational in an Eco / energy saving way but not a lot to do unless you go on a mid term break when they usually try to add a little something extra. When we attended they had a lot of owls visiting that the kids could hold and learn all about. A small playground on site.

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Thank Bogwarrior
Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is the best preserved Victorian waterworks in Britain and Ireland! The reason being, that it was built on a very steep hill side that was very suited to the engineering requirements of the waterworks but not much use for anything else and when it closed its doors 40 years ago, they were left closed and undisturbed until it was... More 

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2 Thank Kevin G
Galway, Ireland
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160 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

The exhibits are well put together, and the outdoor playground is very good. Well worth stopping in for a while. Cafe is limited to drinks and snacks, it's not a fully fledged restaurant. Entry price is very reasonable for a family. The quiz (with small prizes) is a good way to get the kids engaged.

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1 Thank wcgibbons
County Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

We were really looking forward to visiting this 'attraction' but found it utterly underwhelming. There is very little to see and the interactive exhibition is not well maintained. The over all impression is of something that's seen better days with bits missing, parts not working and decals peeling off the display. The pathetic water bottle installation resting on radiators didn't... More 

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1 Thank reeverx
Newcastle West, Ireland
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Very interesting and lovely with kids. There's a lot to see, a lot to do and the building is very interesting. For me as someone with an interest in old industrial buildings it is a must see. It also has a playground for children and coffee and lovely scones.

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