Our next Open Day……
Sunday 2nd June
Railway Gala and Open Day
11am – 4pm
A great day out for everyone whatever the weather!
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. Model boats on display and in operation on the pool.
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.
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 up to 5 locos on the kiln line above the site. Other locos will be on display.
Motor Rail 8614 from Alaska Environmental Contracting Ltd in Wareham, Dorset – a diesel locomotive that is one of a handful still in industrial use in the UK. Rarely seen by the public, we plan to operate this around the quarry tracks throughout the day.
Come and see the Hereford Waterworks Museum Lister loco running with the Twyford Lister locos
See our 'Industrial Railway' page for full details of the locomotives resident at Twyford. All will be either operating or will be on display for photography
See how materials used to be moved by narrow gauge railways!
Please note: we do not give rides on the industrial railways
Inside – Model Railways, displays and trade stands
Model railway layouts inside the buildings, plus a comprehensive selection of books from the Industrial Railway Society and Mainline & Maritime
See you there!