Old Cork Waterworks Experience

Old Cork Waterworks Experience

Old Cork Waterworks Experience
4.5
Historic SitesChildren's MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
About
Built to serve an empire and constructed during a time of rebellion, maritime trade and mass emigration, Old Cork Waterworks stands proud on the Cork hillside overlooking the River Lee commanding the western approaches to Cork City. Our renovated Victorian buildings offer a Visitor Experience, Primary Science education space, Corporate Hire and Conference facilities.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Julia @Scrumptious Solent
Southampton, UK4,164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
I found this museum surprisingly interesting. It’s only €5 to visit and you see an explanatory film, plus get an audio guide which explains what you see, and then at the end a tour guide lets you into the engine house to get an up close view of the three engines which pumped water up to the reservoirs at the top of the hill.
Written 8 June 2024
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lesley g
South Wales, UK80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
What a easy place to find. It is a very interesting building with an amazing history. To think that this waterworks in theory could once more be brought back to life in an emergency. The volunteers have a wealth of knowledge about the history of the building and are keen to answer any questions. Children will enjoy this experience. You will see the weir, the salmon ladder and the birds that use the river. Have a coffee at the end of your visit.
Written 3 June 2024
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Tim Mc G
Dublin, Ireland302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Really enjoyed the tour, it was very informative. The staff are nice and helpful. It's easy to find about 15 mins from cork city. Would go again.
Written 21 May 2024
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ennisbannerman
Ennis, Ireland165 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
A lovely tour of the old waterworks building and machines. A very well preserved site with all the original Victorian equipment. There is a portable audio tour and short Auduo visual presentation which really adds to the experience. The tour od the engine room is guided and this added immensely to the understanding of the equipment and of the visit. probably of greater interest to anyone interested in Victorian engineering but a nice addition to a vista to Cork and close to the Gaol
Written 4 August 2023
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Carolyn G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This was a great afternoon out. The highlights of the visit for me was the interactive elements and the quiz sheets for my nieces and nephew. These were different for the different ages groups which was very thoughtful. The icing on the cake was the staff who were very helpful, knowledgeable and engaged with the kids. Its lovely to see part of the building complex is still operational even to this day.
Written 22 July 2023
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Patrick D
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Super place. A real "little gem" as other reviewers comment. Not far from the Cork City Gaol. Wonderfully educational for both Cork and Irish history. Friendly and helpful staff. A great addition to the Cork tourist trail. Highly recommended.
Written 2 July 2023
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Helen M
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Loved the attention to detail , the knowledge of the staff and the atmosphere. A lovely day out with the kids. This is real Cork history. The Riordan engineers sounded like very interesting characters. It is great to see this bit of Cork engineering preserved for future generations
Written 30 November 2022
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Iang l
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is a hidden Gem and really well worth a visit.
A Lovely day - Visit the University, then cross the street into Fitzgeralds Park and Visit the Cork Museum in the Park for Free and continue to walk through the park, across the Shakey Bridge and go and see how Clean water was brought to the people of cork in the 1800's
Written 2 September 2022
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Sarah C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Absolutely fab place to visit. Not only is it a fun place to visit for all ages it is great value for money. Easily spend an hour here without getting bored. Informative and educational but in such a fun way, very interactive and as you have a self guided audio tour. It's at your pace x. Staff extremely friendly and great coffee too. Great place to visit
Written 31 August 2022
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Christine C
Kortrijk, Belgium21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The historical explanations, the film, the power room are exciting,
so are the stands for the photos, the boss's viewpoint and the factory worker's experience
Written 31 July 2022
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