Join us for our holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10am to 5pm!
Engineered to Engage Curious Minds
The Waterworks Museum interprets unique stories of one of the country's first metropolitan water systems through exhibitions and educational programs on engineering, architecture, social history, and public health.
- Holiday Open House @ The Waterworks December 2, 2017 • 11:00am
- A History of Ireland and It’s Waterworks December 3, 2017 • 10am
- Waterworks Wednesday Book Club: Gaining Ground by Nancy Seasholes January 3, 2018 • 10am
- Waterworks Wednesday Book Club: A Short History of Boston by Robert Allison February 8, 2018 • 10am
New Waterworks exhibit highlights resilient design in Boston Harbor.
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The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum welcomes you to the opening of Resilient Design in Boston: Solutions for Our Changing Landscape. Produced with the generous assistance of the City of Boston Planning & Development Agency, the panels presented in the Overlook Gallery highlight the best in design and landscape planning made in response to the impact of climate change in Boston. These are the winning entries for . . .
Great Engines Hall
The centerpiece of the Waterworks Museum is its collection of steam engines. Three original coal-powered, steam-driven water pumps are preserved at the Museum and are monuments to 19th century technology and innovation. Leavitt, Worthington, and Allis stand in the Great Engines Hall and reach more than 3 stories tall. Walk around each and see the multitude of perfectly engineered parts that pumped million gallons of freshwater a day into the City of Boston.