We’re back. On Sunday 8th August the Waterworks Museum was buzzing - with the general hubbub of our engines and pumps in operation accompanied by the excitement of visitors enjoying the musical entertainment provided by PLUG (the Pearl Lake Ukulele Group) and acts of magic, juggling and escapology performed by Greg Chapman. The evening before had seen Greg Chapman perform a Magic Show in the Museum Visitor Centre, which was hugely enjoyed by all who attended.
Chairman, Richard Curtis said: “Last weekend the Museum ‘came alive’ in a way we’ve not seen for nearly two years. We are extremely grateful to PLUG and Greg Chapman for the fantastic entertainment they provided, which, over the Saturday evening and Sunday open day was enjoyed by over 270 visitors to the Museum. The weather meant that Greg performed his Magic Show indoors, which nicely demonstrated how our reorganised visitor centre can be used for much wider purpose, including external hire.”
People who missed seeing Greg Chapman can watch recordings of him performing as part of the Museum’s ‘virtual’ Steampunk event in April 2021. These recordings are freely available to view on the Waterworks Museum YouTube Channel.
On Tuesday 24th August 2021, the volunteers at the Waterworks Museum will trial an opening with all engines and pumps working between 11am and 4pm. This will be the first such event for over ten years! If it proves popular with visitors, the Directors would plan to hold more of these Tuesday ‘events’ across the year, especially during the school holidays. See our website and social media channels for more information.