Future Events


Sunday 5th June Open Day & Industrial Railway Gala

Date: Sunday 5th June 2016
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Sunday 5th June

Open Day and 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 at 11.30am, 1pm and 3pm.

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.

 

RAILWAY GALA

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!

 

Price: £5 Adults, £4 concessions, Under 16's free
Time: 11am - 4pm

Sunday 3rd July Open Day

Date: Sunday 3rd July 2016
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Sunday 3rd July

 

Waterworks Open Day & Miniature Steam

 

11am – 4pm

 

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!

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 – enjoy a day at the Works!

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

Our theme for this Open Day is Miniature Steam, so there’ll be even more to see! Model & miniature steam engines – perfect to get all steamed up about!

 

Price: £5 Adults, £4 concessions, Under 16's free
Time: 11am - 4pm

Sunday 7th August Summer Open Day

Date: Sunday 7th August 2016
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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!

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!

Price: £5 Adults, £4 concessions, Under 16's free
Time: 11am - 4pm

Sunday 4th September Open Day

Date: Sunday 4th September 2016
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Sunday 4th September

 

Waterworks Open Day and Vintage Vehicles

 

11am – 4pm

 

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!

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!

Our theme for this Open Day is ‘Vintage Vehicles’

The Waterworks welcomes classic cars enjoying a run out to the pumping station, and other vintage vehicles on display.

 

Price: £5 Adults, £4 concessions, Under 16's free
Time: 11am - 4pm

Sunday 2nd October Autumn Rally

Date: Sunday 2nd October 2016
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Sunday 2nd October

 

Autumn Rally

 

11am – 4pm

 

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.

Our very popular end of season rally - steam engines, cars, stationary engines, demonstrations, displays and more! Come and help make this a great end to a good year for the Waterworks.

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

Free preserved bus service* from and to Winchester! Have a bus ride as part of your day at the Waterworks!

Times will be published in September

* kindly provided by Friends of King Alfred Buses

 

Price: £5 Adults, £4 concessions, Under 16's free
Time: 11am - 4pm