Event held on September 04

Goulburn Historic Waterworks 'Steaming Days'

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Event runs from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Step back in time to the 1880s when Goulburn was one of the first regional centres to supply piped drinking water to its residents. The Goulburn Historic Waterworks has remained intact with a pumphouse and working steam beam engine. It is located in an idyllic setting on the banks of the Wollondilly River. This rare facility is the only complete, steam-powered municipal water supply left in its original location in the Southern Hemisphere. The buildings and engines are of national significance and are now protected by a permanent conservation order. Come and witness the spectacle of these magnificent pieces of machinery in operation 10 am - 3 pm on the 12th and 13th of March for the Steampunk Victoriana Fair, 17th of April, the 29th of May and the 4th of September 2022. Take a tour of the Pumphouse Museum and historic Waterworks. See the 130-year-old Appleby Beam Engine and Hick Hargreaves Corliss Valve Engine under steam. Bring your own for a picnic by the river and the children can play in the playground. Entry is by donation.