Goulburn Historic Waterworks Museum

Experience the majesty of the steam age at the Goulburn Historic Waterworks.

Located on the banks of the Wollondilly River this rare facility is the only complete, operational, steam powered municipal water supply, left in its original location, in the Southern Hemisphere.  The original Pumphouse contains two working stationary steam engines from the 1800s.

Interpretation panels tell the story of the origins of Goulburn’s water supply along with the history of the people involved with the Waterworks from it’s beginnings, as one of the first regional towns to supply piped drinking water to the residents of Goulburn, to it’s transformation into a working museum.

Once you’ve had a tour of the Pumphouse you can enjoy light refreshments in the Pumphouse Cafe, a picnic in the park and the kids will love the playground.

Goulburn Historic Waterworks is an easy 2 hour drive from Sydney.

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Goulburn Historic Waterworks Museum
Marsden Weir
off Fitzroy Street

(02) 4823 4448

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Entry Fees

Entrance to The Pumphouse Museum is by donation.

Opening Hours

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Saturday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Groups can be accommodated by appointment subject to staff availability

These opening hours also include most school and public holidays