Goulburn Historic Waterworks 'Steaming Days'

10th Mar 2024 - 15th Sep 2024

Next Date: 10th Mar 2024

Fitzroy Street Goulburn NSW 2580

Contact Details
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Event Details
10th Mar 2024: 10:00am - 3:00pm
21st Apr 2024: 10:00am - 3:00pm
19th May 2024: 10:00am - 3:00pm
15th Sep 2024: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Frequency: Once Only
Status: Confirmed Event

Step back in time to the 1880's 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.

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers are presenting the Engineering Heritage Award to the amazing staff and volunteers for all the ongoing work and care that goes into the operation of the magnificent Appleby Bros Beam Engine on show at the Goulburn Historic Waterworks.

Come and witness the spectacle of these magnificent pieces of machinery in operation for the Steampunk Victoriana Fair 2023.

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.


  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Public Toilet
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.


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