Experience a self-guided tour of Hamilton’s first Waterworks built in 1859, and pay tribute to the social and working life of the early industrial revolution.
Discover the featured exhibit: Unbuilt Hamilton, and learn about the City’s building plans that didn’t make the cut. Join the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers for a free ride on a scale model train. The museum is the only complete, intact Waterworks from the 19th century in North America, and preserves the oldest surviving Canadian-built 70-ton stationary steam engines – one of which is set in motion daily for demonstration purposes. Successful adaptation of an industrial space, Hamilton’s first Waterworks is a magnificent example of Italianate architecture, featuring massive stonework, detailed quoin blocks, Romanesque windows and a 150-foot chimney disguised as a Campanile bell tower.
For all ages.
This is a free event. No museum admission fees.