The old buildings and machinery have been carefully restored and are now being used to tell the story of how water was supplied to Cork City in the past

Discover a piece of Corks past with Old Cork Waterworks Experience, a multi award-winning visitor attraction. Told through the eyes of former waterworks employees, their 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

Monday to Friday: 09:00–17:00
April to August: Saturday/Sunday & Bank Holiday 10:00–17:00
September to March: Closed weekends & Bank Holidays


Admission Prices 2020:

Adult €5.00
Senior (aged 65+): €4.00
Student (with valid ID): €4.00
Child: €3.00
Family (2 adults + 2 children): €15

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.


PICNIC: Picnic Area and Children’s Playground

PARKING: On-site Car Park

ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair accessible

Getting There
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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