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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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