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Address: Lee Road | Cork City Waterworks, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 021 494 1500
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Description: Cork City's Lifetime Lab is located at the Old Victorian Waterworks on Lee...
Cork City's Lifetime Lab is located at the Old Victorian Waterworks on Lee Road.The restored buildings now house interactive hands on activities on the environment,science and history.Perfect for visitors of all ages especially families Lifetime Lab also has an on site coffee dock, large playground.
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Outing on rainy days

Good outing with kids on rainy days, interactive and good learning. Some food available, parking easy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, UAE
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good outing with kids on rainy days, interactive and good learning. Some food available, parking easy.

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cork ireland
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

as my nephew gets older he enjoys this lovely attraction even more getting lots more out of it. Even I learn something at the interactive exhibition. Great to see old buildings and a piece of Corks heritage restored. The engine room is always a source of interest and then of course the playground with a water themed element which is... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a wonderful attraction which informs about the environment and also has an interactive history of the Waterworks which engages the children. Their are interactive activities to educate about the environment. Their is a sensory garden and playground to help to burn off steam. Well worth a visit.

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Cork, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We attended the Easter Egg hunt on Good Friday. Enjoyed the questionnaire for the kids to complete to receive their prize at then end, although quite a few of the exhibits were cramped with the number of attendees. You did need to arrive before 1400 before any selections were limited, the staff did mention this when I purchased the ticket.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The building's history is interesting. The clipboard activity is perfect to help kids understand the exhibits. Wonderful environment to demonstrate the importance of eco friendly energy.

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Athy, Ireland
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43 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We went for my sons 5th birthday outing while in Cork and he had a blast! when you buy your tickets the children get a little quiz that they have to take around the lab in search of the answers. My little ones loved the hands on learning and were very interested in the displays. They also have a huge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is a great visit for eco aware parents with eco aware kids, or anyone of an historical/architectural disposition. Interactive exhibits on the site of the old city Waterworks where the river Lee enters the city. Coffee shop for those who ...

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Cork
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9 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

It's not often I consider a museum to be poor verging on terrible but Lifetime Lab - you've won the award for taking a good idea and doing a whole lot of nothing with it. You're situated in a wonderful piece of Victoriana but could have done so much with the site. The Lab's marketing indicates a family friendly venue,... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Expected alot more interaction and input by staff. They sat behind the counter while we went around ourselves. We thought there would be some experiments or displays by the staff but all we did was push some buttons and levers. Kids got more enjoyment from the playground outside. Pity really because the building is beautiful.

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Cork, Ireland
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32 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is one of the true gems of Cork. Though aimed at schoolgoers, the displays are good enough to be of interest to all ages. Step outside the building for a sweeping view of the River Lee, and the 18th century Cork City Water Works. Parking available.

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