Welcome to Twyford WaterworksMain 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.


Our next Open Day……


Sunday 7th September


Waterworks Open Day and Emergency Vehicles


11am – 4pm

The Waterworks will be fully open with restored machinery in operation, together with the industrial narrow gauge railway.

Plus! Display of fire engines and other emergency vehicles

Plus! Up to 80 Vintage to Classic cars visiting on a road run throughout the day

 Enjoying the WaterworksEnjoy  an informative stroll around our Waterworks with everything fully open, restored machinery in operation and meet our volunteers who will be on hand to explain how it all used to work.


Learn  all about the progress we are making to restore our boilers and steam pumping engine! Work on restoring one of our boilers has now commenced, and we plan to be back in steam for 2015.

Join a free guided tour to find out all about the waterworks, and how it’s developed over the last 100 years.

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 site and see what you can spot!

Relax  in our renowned Tea Room, offering a wide range of hot & cold Visitors enjoying refreshmentsdrinks, 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 and book stall – always plenty to buy!

Fire engines on displayOur theme for this Open Day is ‘Emergency Vehicles’

Visiting fire engines of all ages and sizes lined up for close inspection, and in action! Other emergency vehicles from the past also on display!

(Many thanks to the Fire Service Preservation Group for their support)

Plus – Vintage & Classic Cars

Additionally we’re a stopping point for the Regis Car Rally, and we are expecting up to 80 cars – from vintage to classic – to be calling in to the Works during the day.

Last Updated: Monday 1st September 2014