Goulburn Historic Waterworks 'Steaming Days'
Sunday 23 April 2023 to Sunday 10 September 2023
Step back in time to the 1880s when Goulburn was one of the first regional centres to supply piped drinking water to its residents. The Goulburn Historic Waterworks has remained intact with a pumphouse and working steam beam engine. It is located in an idyllic setting on the banks of the Wollondilly River.
This rare facility is the only complete, steam-powered municipal water supply left in its original location in the Southern Hemisphere. The buildings and engines are of national significance and are now protected by a permanent conservation order.
Come and witness the spectacle of these magnificent pieces of machinery in operation 10am - 3pm on the 12th of March, 23rd of April, 28th of May, 10th of September as well as the 14th & 15th of October for the Steampunk Victoriana Fair 2023.
Take a tour of the Pumphouse Museum and historic Waterworks. See the 130-year-old Appleby Beam Engine and Hick Hargreaves Corliss Valve Engine under steam.
Bring your own for a picnic by the river and the children can play in the playground.
Entry is by donation.
Actively welcomes people with access needs.