Experience the age of steam
The Goulburn Waterworks is significant for its historic, social, scientific/technical and rarity values. It is an excellent representative example of its type and demonstrates the culmination of steam power technology in the late 1800s and the importance of public water utilities in that era.
Witness two magnificent steam engines come to life in the Victorian/Georgian-style Pumphouse Building.
Bring the family for a tour of our living museum set on the banks of the beautiful Wollondilly River. Hear stories of the human connections associated with the long history of the Waterworks from its beginnings and through its changing functions.
The building and its machinery has a strong association was several prominent engineers and architects, including James Barnett, Edward Moriarty, the Appleby Bros and, at the local level, Edward Woodhart. The building and its original machinery are very good condition and demonstrate a remarkable level of integrity; the original steam driven process of water supply is clearly illustrated by the buildings, machinery and other associated elements.
Stroll around the picturesque gardens which includes an accessible ramp leading to the jetty on the riverbank.
Light refreshments are available in the School House Tea Room.