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 7th August  

Waterworks Open Day & Wildlife tours

11am – 4pm

Step back in time when you visit our Edwardian Waterworks!

Twyford first started pumping water over 100 years ago, during the Edwardian era. This Open Day will commemorate those days, looking back to the times when everything was worked by steam, and looking forward as well to when our boiler and steam pumping engine will be working again.

Plenty to see and do!

Join in the fun by coming along dressed in Edwardian attire and we’ll give you free admission!

Enjoy  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 is now at an advanced stage, and we plan to be back in steam very soon.

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 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 and book stall – always plenty to buy! 





Last Updated: Tuesday 5th July 2016