Goulburn Historic Waterworks

Welcome to the Goulburn Historic Waterworks Museum, set on the banks of the picturesque Wollondilly River at Marsden Weir, Goulburn, New South Wales.

Built in 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 Lancashire Boilers.

This unique facility is the only complete, workable beam engine 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 collection encompasses the 1883 Appleby Bros steam beam engine, the 1860's Hicks Hargreaves corliss valve engine and many other water related objects to include pipes, gauges, etc.