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.
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!