School Tours

We are always ready to welcome school tours to Old Cork Waterworks, for 2024 we have two options available to suit your itinerary requirements. 

To Book Direct

To book direct simply download our school tour booking form , complete and return with a booking deposit to Lifetime Lab, Old Cork Waterworks Experience, Lee Road, Cork. T23 N828. For more details please contact the team at 021 4941500 or email 

Cork Adventure Day School Tour Package 2024

Old Cork Waterworks Experience, Cork City Gaol and Planet Entertainment Centre have come together to make it easy to plan your whole school tour day. With one point of contact, your full school tour day will be co-ordinated with lunch as an additional option. To book contact Denis at the Central BookingOffice, call 021 4288056 or email 

Cork Adventure Day Primary School Tour 

Download the flyer for full details Cork Adventure Day Tour PDF.pdf (size 4 MB)


A 90 minute school tour includes time at the interactive exhibition where children will be entertained and stimulated while learning about energy, water, waste and a whole range of other environmental issues. In the former boiler and engine house, they will get an opportunity to appreciate the huge steam engines and boilers used in the past to supply water to Cork city. Children can let off their own brand of steam at our courtyard and covered marquee before departure. 

School Tours are given by a friendly and knowledgeable staff, who will ensure an enjoyable experience is had by all.

School Tour Groups:

  • Receive an introductory presentation detailing the history of Old Cork Waterworks and the important role water played in the development of Cork City
  • Explore the Victorian buildings including the boiler and engine houses, offering historical and geographical examples of why the area was chosen as the location for Cork Waterworks
  • Discover how Old Cork Waterworks now uses renewable energy every day
  • Investigate the interactive exhibits where pupils transform into environmental detectives and take part in an environmental quiz.
  • Our courtyard and marquee are available as a picnic area

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