Old Cork Waterworks Experience

Old Cork Waterworks Experience

Old Cork Waterworks Experience
4.5
Historic Sites • Children's Museums • History Museums
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09:00 - 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
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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.
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Iang l
Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
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
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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, Belgium22 contributions
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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Janet E
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
There was an issue with the interactive parts of the presentation none of them worked.

Rest of display was great
Written 27 April 2022
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Suffolk_Travels
United Kingdom190 contributions
We visited on a quiet Sunday morning as this was our last day in Cork and we wanted to squeeze it in.

Really enjoyed our visit with the audio tour and then a fascinating talk in the Engine Room with one of the lovely ladies (sorry I didn't ask your name).

If you have time, this is worth a visit and it's a lovely walk from the park as well.

Recommended and I'm sure kids would enjoy it too.
Written 25 April 2022
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O'Brien G
Athlone, Ireland770 contributions
At first sight one might think that visiting an old waterworks would be rather boring but not this one. For anyone with even a passing interest in Victorian engineering or architecture the Old Cork Waterworks is a must.

We got a very warm welcome on arrival and opted for a self-guided tour. The standard of the interpretation was excellent and the audio guide was first class.

One comes away from this site with an appreciation of the work of Sir John Benson. The buildings with their mix of stone and red brick are beautiful in themselves. One of the highlights of our visit was being allowed into the engine room to see it at close quarters - with its Titanic style engines. The view from the Waterworks over the River Lee is wonderful.

If you are tempted I recommend you give it a go - you won't be disappointed. This facility was in use until the 1990s - it is wonderful that it is preserved for posterity as it celebrates Cork's civil engineering heritage - a real eye-opener for people such as myself who have no engineering background.
Written 1 September 2021
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Declan M
18 contributions
Solo
Fascinating place to visit. The staff are very welcoming and helpful . So much history, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit there. I would highly recommend a visit to anyone.
Written 2 July 2021
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Conna_Corpor
Portarlington, Ireland48 contributions
Couples
The two girls were fantastic! Very friendly and had great knowledge on the place. The tour was self guided with audio paddles and was well worth the stop. Highly recommend if you have any interest in the history behind corks water works, even have engines similar to the ones used on the titanic!
Written 29 June 2021
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Lynn T
County Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Given a lovely welcome on a wet and rainy day. The buildings are beautiful and he tour and exhibition are excellent. Really knowledgeable guide who was so generous with her time!
Written 12 June 2021
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Jennifer D
Cork, Ireland19 contributions
Family
I visited here with my 2 daughters today.
Fantastic experience. The playground is worth the admission fee on its own.
We had a lovely tour guide, she showed us the engine room. Got the girls involved. Lots of interesting facts . Answered all our questions.
Would def recommend this for a visit.

Written 15 July 2020
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