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 locally made food 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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Entry Fees

Entrance to The Pumphouse Museum is by donation.

Getting There
Marsden Weir
off Fitzroy Street

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Open Sunday to Tuesday or by appointment

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
These opening hours also include most school and public holidays

Pumphouse Cafe

The Pumphouse Café is open on “steaming days” and serves a range of delicious home-style meals.  The cafe can also cater for car clubs or tour groups by appointment.