Discover Cork's heritage

Discover a piece of Cork’s past built to serve an empire and constructed during a time of rebellion, worldwide trade and emigration, Old Cork Waterworks played a key role in the prosperity of Cork and offers fascinating insights into the city’s industrial heritage.

Told through the eyes of former waterworks employees, the story engages through interactive displays, guided tours and stunning Victorian architecture. Journey to a bygone era, an industrial age, when water enabled the growth of Cork to become a modern and vibrant city.

  • A multi award-winning visitor attraction
  • Told through the eyes of former waterworks employees
  • Interactive displays, guided tours and stunning architecture

Open Year Round

Open Daily April to September

Open Mon to Fri October to March


Admission Rates Apply

Book online here

Useful Information
  • Free Car-Parking
  • Fully Wheel-chair Accessible
Getting There

Old Cork Waterworks Experience is less than a 5 minute drive from Cork City Centre and a short stroll from Fitzgerald Park, Cork City Gaol , University College Cork and local bus routes

Map Location: 51.895023, -8.509336
Contact Old Cork Waterworks Experience

Lee Road, Cork City, Ireland

Eircode: T23 N828
T: +353 (0)21 494 1500
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