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Goulburn Historic Waterworks Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Waterworks Museum

This is a very interesting place. The only beam steam engine left in the world I believe. The... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Maryborough, Australia
Very interesting piece of history.

The buildings and surrounds are beautiful. I had no real knowledge of how water gets from a lake or... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Pauline J
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Experience the age of steam: Step back in time to the late 1800s when Goulburn was one of the first regional centres to supply piped drinking water to its residents. The Goulburn HIstoric Waterworks has remained intact with a pumphouse and original...more
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Marsden Weir Fitzroy Street, Goulburn, New South Wales 2580, Australia
+61 2 4823 4448
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

This is a very interesting place. The only beam steam engine left in the world I believe. The guides are very knowledgeable, you are able to walk around the 2 stream engines that they have and see how they pumped up the water for Goulburn.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thedeaths
Reviewed 3 July 2018

The buildings and surrounds are beautiful. I had no real knowledge of how water gets from a lake or river up and into pipes for use, especially from the "old" days. This place is facinating. There is a tour guide available and their knowledge is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Pauline J
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We visited recently and enjoyed the beautiful location on the river, close by many new homes are being erected. Entry is by donation and a very friendly lady gave us the tour and talked about the history, I read the information on the website before...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

My wife and I visited this place last year on a steaming day, and got to see these marvellous old machines in action. Little children will probably get over it all a bit quick, but for any adult with an interest in history or steam...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

A great place to stop over and learn about the local history of water supply into Goulburn in the early years.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Hutcho72
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely park by the river with a playground Museum has the original pumps that still operate on special days Steam operated from Wood fired boilers

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

So many times a month the "big wheel" is cranked up and the boilers get going! My husband really enjoyed his visit and I thought our "cream tea" afterwards was pleasant looking out over the dam with the sun on the reeds...

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank fayemyers2017
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The visit to the Waterworks was eye opening. Restored history at its best. Would recommend visit only on pumping days, this way you would get to see how it actually worked.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just when you think that you have seen it all in Goulburn, up pops something like the Historic Waterworks Museum! We just happened to be in Goulburn on one of the few days of the year that this museum is open and had the machinery...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Ken R
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I love the varied history around this area. This is a worthwhile visit to put the history in perspective.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Gary S
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6 December 2016|
Response from Buffy1249 | Property representative |
Entry to the Pumphouse Museums is by donation. The only other entry fee is when the Steampunk Victoriana Fair is on and next year that will be Saturday 14 October.