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Welcome to Goulburn Historic Waterworks Museum

Welcome to the Goulburn Historic Waterworks Museum, set on the banks of the picturesque Wollondilly River at Marsden Weir, Goulburn, New South Wales. Built between 1883 and 1885, the steam operated pumping facility provided Goulburn’s first reticulated water supply. The pumphouse still contains the original Appleby Bros. Beam Engine pump and Galloway Boilers. 


This rare  facility is the only complete, steam powered municipal water supply left in its original location, in the Southern Hemisphere. The buildings and engine are of national significance and are now protected by a permanent conservation order. The Waterworks is listed on the State Heritage and National Trust Registers.


We also are fortunate to also have a horizontal engine built by Hick, Hargreaves & Co, England in 1866.  While not original to the site it is demonstrates an earlier type and different style of a stationary steam engine. 


TEMPORARY OPENING HOURS:


Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th from 10m to 4pm


Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th from 10m to 4pm


Saturday the 30th and Sunday the 31st from 10m to 4pm


These beautiful pieces of machinery can be viewed in operation


throughout the year.  Dates are listed on the left-hand side of this website. 


2022 DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.


Enjoy a picnic beside the picturesque Wollondilly River or wander through the Pumphouse Museum to enjoy a static display of the massive steam operated engines.  There's a playground and grass picnic area along the river. Free electric BBQ too!


HOME OF THE ANNUAL STEAMPUNK VICTORIANA FAIR


FRIDAY 11, SATURDAY 12 & SUNDAY 13 MARCH 2022