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Old Cork Waterworks Experience

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Autumn break to Ireland

Very good welcome to this tourist attraction. Good price and parking provided, as well as a nice... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Ascot, United Kingdom

It is a interesting place. It was a 10 min. cab ride from my hotel. ( The Metropole Hotel; see... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
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It is curious to reflect that Cork, a merchant city surrounded by water, might once have thirsted for fresh water to drink. And that the solution came from a “little republic”, to be found just a short walk from the city centre. For this is a lesser...more
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Old Cork Waterworks Lee Road | Old Cork Waterworks Experience, Cork T23 N828, Ireland
+353 21 494 1500
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited the Waterworks as part of an open Cork event, so did not pay entrance fee. It's worth a visit, but you would only need to plan for a stop of one hour or so. Very interesting to see boiler room & some fun interactive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Old Cork Waterworks on a lovely crisp day in October and was immediately taken by the ornate Victorian architecture and the idyllic location by the River Lee is one of the prettiest locations of a museum in Ireland! I was greeted by Joanne...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Very good welcome to this tourist attraction. Good price and parking provided, as well as a nice cafe on site. There is a video presentation followed by 2 rooms of displays that are all interactive. Informative and very interesting. then a visit to the engines...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

We were looking to visit the Lifetime Lab in Cork for a while now. I am glad we finally got there. We went there with 3 small kids (2 to 7). They learned a lot about how much work it takes to get water out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Was meandering about this area, came upon this experience, the young lady who showed us about was quiet charming, well worth a visit, there is so much history attached to it

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

It is a interesting place. It was a 10 min. cab ride from my hotel. ( The Metropole Hotel; see other review ).

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I am so happy that I decided to come here! It is an exhibition mostly for kids but as an adult I totally loved it! Explanations about szeam engines, waterworks and energy are colourful and gives a 5 senses experience - I touched, heard and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

We visited on the 23rd of July and were delighted with the experience we had! The Old Cork Waterworks is a Victorian Waterworks located right on the River Lee. You get a great overview of the history of the Waterworks and their impact on Cork...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jordan_alex1
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

The ‘exhibits’ were incredibly underwhelming, dull and boring and mostly damaged! Bits broken off and scratched off everywhere! It gave the impression no one cared about the place and The play park for kids was partially closed as a hazard! Would not reccomend!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank hazwalsh
Reviewed March 12, 2018

I visited Cork’s old Waterworks museum expecting to see some old steam pumps and some history on the works. The museum was much more than this, with interactive displays showing how each part of the waterworks worked, the importance of the building to the city...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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