Welcome to Twyford Waterworks 

Main Building

Come and discover the story of water extraction, softening and supply over the last 100 years at this Scheduled Ancient Monument located close to Winchester in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. 

Restored by volunteers of the Twyford Waterworks Trust we are open on selected days throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you at one of our Events - please see our Events page for full details.


We also welcome group visits by prior arrangement and can provide guided tours tailored to your interests.


We look forward to meeting you at ‘The Works’ during 2016.


Our next Open Day……


Sunday 5th June

Open Day and Industrial Railway Gala

11am – 4pm


Explore the Waterworks!

Everything open – see the impressive steam pumping engine, watch a Ruston diesel pumping engine being started up, find our Crossley gas engine and the water driven engines in the Lime Buildings. Explore our Nature Trail around the site and record what you’ve found!


Enjoy  an informative stroll around our Waterworks with everything fully open, restored machinery in operation and our volunteers on hand to explain how it all used to work.

Join a free 75 minute Guided Tour around the Waterworks.

Learn  all about the progress we are making to restore our boilers and steam pumping engine!

Discover  the lime kilns up above the main works, where you can also watch the industrial narrow gauge railway at work. Follow our nature trail around the three acre site and see what you can spot!

Relax  in our renowned Tea Room, offering a wide range of hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, toasties, snacks, cakes & ice creams and an outdoor BBQ with locally sourced burgers and sausages, all at a reasonable price. Please feel free to make use of the picnic tables around the site too.

Plus: our own bric-a brac stall and book stall – always plenty to buy.



Outside – Our Industrial Railway will be in operation

Ex-industrial petrol, diesel and battery electric locomotives will be running on both our short lines – at least two locos on the quarry line and three locos on the kiln line above the site. Other locos will be on display.


See how materials used to be moved by narrow gauge railways!

See our 'Industrial Railway' page for full details of the locomotives at Twyford. All will be either operating or will be on display for photography.


Please note: we do not give rides on any of our railways


Inside – Model Railways, displays and trade stands


See you there!





Last Updated: Sunday 8th May 2016