Why not come along to our open days where you can:
Find out about the story of drinking water in our new Discovery Zone.
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. If you wish, join a free Guided Tour to find out all about the Waterworks.
See the restored boiler and pumping engine in action!
Children can follow their own trail looking for clues to the story of the site. Can you find ‘Twyford Toad’?
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. Please feel free to make use of the picnic tables around the site too.
As well as all of this, our open days usually have additional heritage exhibitors on site - anything from full size traction engines to wood turning demonstrations.
Open Days 2024
Sunday 5th May & Monday 6th May
Sundays 2nd June, 7th July, 4th August,
1st September & 6th October
All from 11am to 4pm
Last Admissions at 3pm
Admission price £8 (Adult with Gift Aid), £7 (Adult without Gift Aid)
£7 (Concession with Gift Aid), £6 (Concession without Gift Aid)
Under 16's free
Buy your tickets when you arrive!
Come and enjoy:
· Our majestic steam pumping engine and boiler at work
· The large diesel pumping engines running
· Lots of smaller engines and pumps in operation
· The Lime Kilns and water softening process
· The water-powered engines working
· The Wildlife Trail, with its pond and hide
· The Industrial railway being demonstrated
· Visiting exhibits and displays
The Tea Room will be serving a variety of light refreshments alongside a BBQ
We intend for the Babcock & Wilcox water-tube boiler and the Hathorn Davey pumping engine to be in steam on all of our open days.
Check here for any changes to the schedule.