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 2022 (11am – 4pm) 

Admission price: £7 (adult with Gift Aid), £6 (adult without Gift Aid)

£6 (concession with Gift Aid), £5 (concession without Gift Aid)

Under 16's free

Buy your tickets when you arrive!

2022 Events

Sunday 4th September

Vintage Vehicles

Sunday 2nd October

Autumn Rally



With the continued presence of Covid-19, the Waterworks has implemented a variety of measures to ensure visitor safety. All current government guidance will be adhered to.

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.