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Old Cork Waterworks Experience

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Autumn break to Ireland

Very good welcome to this tourist attraction. Good price and parking provided, as well as a nice... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Ascot, United Kingdom

It is a interesting place. It was a 10 min. cab ride from my hotel. ( The Metropole Hotel; see... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Denis L
Zurich, Switzerland
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It is curious to reflect that Cork, a merchant city surrounded by water, might once have thirsted for fresh water to drink. And that the solution came from a “little republic”, to be found just a short walk from the city centre. For this is a lesser...more
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Old Cork Waterworks Lee Road | Old Cork Waterworks Experience, Cork T23 N828, Ireland
+353 21 494 1500
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Very good welcome to this tourist attraction. Good price and parking provided, as well as a nice cafe on site. There is a video presentation followed by 2 rooms of displays that are all interactive. Informative and very interesting. then a visit to the engines...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

We were looking to visit the Lifetime Lab in Cork for a while now. I am glad we finally got there. We went there with 3 small kids (2 to 7). They learned a lot about how much work it takes to get water out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Was meandering about this area, came upon this experience, the young lady who showed us about was quiet charming, well worth a visit, there is so much history attached to it

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

It is a interesting place. It was a 10 min. cab ride from my hotel. ( The Metropole Hotel; see other review ).

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Denis L
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I am so happy that I decided to come here! It is an exhibition mostly for kids but as an adult I totally loved it! Explanations about szeam engines, waterworks and energy are colourful and gives a 5 senses experience - I touched, heard and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

We visited on the 23rd of July and were delighted with the experience we had! The Old Cork Waterworks is a Victorian Waterworks located right on the River Lee. You get a great overview of the history of the Waterworks and their impact on Cork...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jordan_alex1
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

The ‘exhibits’ were incredibly underwhelming, dull and boring and mostly damaged! Bits broken off and scratched off everywhere! It gave the impression no one cared about the place and The play park for kids was partially closed as a hazard! Would not reccomend!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank hazwalsh
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I visited Cork’s old Waterworks museum expecting to see some old steam pumps and some history on the works. The museum was much more than this, with interactive displays showing how each part of the waterworks worked, the importance of the building to the city...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Pat D
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Spent a significant amount of time speaking with one of the directors of the museum. He was so informative and gave us a great history lesson on the Waterworks and its place in relation to the history of Cork and Ireland. Even recommended other places...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank hwaz
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Nice history and good staff willing to share the story of the waterworks, but the exhibits themselves are a bit short on detail. Some lovely handmade miniature steam engines on display also.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Brian M
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