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STIRLING ENGINE BICENTENARY ON APRIL 24TH

This year the Waterworks Museum, in partnership with the Stirling Engine Society, is dedicating the summer to the genius of the Rev. Robert Stirling to celebrate 200th anniversary of the first Stirling hot air engine patent in 1816. Our celebration will start on Sunday 24 April with the launch a new interactive exhibition and will culminate…
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A GREAT START TO THE NEW SEASON

Buoyed by better than forecast weather, the Waterworks Museum enjoyed a great start to the new season welcoming some 350 visitors over the extended Easter weekend. The Directors are delighted that our newest outdoor exhibit (the Noel Meeke Heritage Water Park) continues to draw an increasing number of families and children from near and far…
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Disabled Access Day

The Trustees were delighted to support Disabled Access Day, a national event about getting out and visiting a venue that had not been visited before, and nearly 40 disabled visitors and their carers enjoyed seeing the Museum’s collection. The event, which was most generously sponsored by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, was a late addition to the 2016 programme and one of…
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2016 AGM

The Museum’s Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 7 March 2016 when close to 40 Members approved proposals to mark the standing down of the Chairman, Dr Noel Meeke MBE, after 20 years of leading the Museum.  The AGM also passed routine business resolutions to approve the Trustees Annual Report and Accounts for 2015 and…
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Museum Honours Chairman

At the Annual General Meeting on Monday 7 March 2016, the Members of the Museum honoured the outgoing Chairman, Dr Noel Meeke MBE, by unanimously agreeing to a renaming of the Museum’s outdoor exhibition space as The Noel Meeke Heritage Water Park. Noel, who was also awarded a personal title of Honorary Companion of the Waterworks Museum,…
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Junk Modelling Day

Another great day at the Museum. About 40 - 50 children attend our junk modelling day. "Wonderful day, the children thoroughly enjoyed it and we mums don’t have to clear up the mess! Perfect!” [gallery columns="4" link="file" ids="2732,2731,2730,2727"]
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Work Starts on the Stirling Hot Air Engine Display

Work starts on the Stirling hot air engine display which will be on display throughout the summer 2016. [su_button url="https://www.waterworksmuseum.org.uk/discover/hot-air-engines/" style="flat" background="#2b3a42" radius="0" class="btn-primary"]MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE STIRLING ENGINE[/su_button]
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Extra in Steam Day

The Waterworks Museum is open every Tuesday all year round, except two weeks at Christmas and New Year.  It is staffed, managed and run entirely by volunteers to the highest professional standards. In Steam Days The Museum endeavours to have as many of its engines working as possible. Clearly vintage engines are subject to break-down and…
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