About the Industrial Railway Gala
Water. The most important and precious necessity for life on the planet. For millennia men have sought, fought, dug, and died for it. In Winchester, Hampshire, the Twyford Waterworks has been drawing, purifying and pumping water to the surrounding area for more than 120 years.
On select days throughout the year, the TWW hosts special open days. For the Industrial Railway Gala, they pull out all the plugs for a fun and edutaining day. Tour the Waterworks facility, plus stroll through displays of vintage steam-powered equipment and tools. Catch a demonstration on woodturning or other early industrial-age techniques. See the narrow-gauge railroad still in use on the site.
Also, on display will be vintage and restored vehicles and trade stalls will carry items of interest, including model train sets to start or expand your own design. The TWW site features a wildlife area with a pond, perfect for a quiet stroll. The onsite Tea Room will be open on event days starting at 10:45, and BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs will be available.
Twyford Waterworks Trust
The Twyford Waterworks is an operational water extraction and pumping station and is only open for tours on special event days like the Industrial Railway Gala.
Entry To The Event
Entry to the event is £6 for adults (16+), Concessioners £5. Children under 16 are free with an adult. A voluntary gift of £1 added to the price of admission helps maintain and preserve these open events for future visitors. Check onsite for information about donations, memberships, and volunteer opportunities.
Somewhere to Stay in Hampshire
The area around the TWW boasts a selection of exceptional places to stay. Hotel du Vin Winchester is in a red-brick house dating to the early 1700s and is only a 6-minutes-walk from the Winchester Cathedral and 9-minutes to the train station. The Premier Inn Winchester hotel offers budget-conscious accommodations yet still features free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee makers in the rooms. For those inclined for the outdoors, nearby is Morn Hill Caravan and Motorhome Site. This kid and pet-friendly campground also offers an onsite pub.
Getting To Hazeley Road
If the train is your desired transportation option, ride to the Winchester Station on the Southwestern line. Catch bus #1 (Saturdays only) to the stop at Northfields. It is a little less than a mile walk from the bus stop to the TWW. Taxi service is also available. Drivers can expect some twists and turns through several roundabouts, and a map or GPS device is strongly recommended.
Other Things To Do Around Winchester
Looking for that perfect way to cap off a weekend of mechanics and industry? While in the area, stop into Juniper Leisure and take an actual military tank for a spin. Are you a bit more attuned to the less action-oriented? Then a visit with the kids to the Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium is precisely what is in order. For adults looking to increase their knowledge, hop over to the Westgate Museum, a former debtor’s prison, tour through Tudor and Stuart buildings and exhibits.
Where did that drink of water in your hand come from? What has gone into delivering it to your tap at home? Visit the Twyford Waterworks for the Industrial Railway Gala to find out how much work went into that glass of water.
When is the next Industrial Railway Gala?
The Industrial Railway Gala is planned to take place at Hazeley Road, Twyford, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1QA, Sunday 7th June, 2020. This is a Steam Event.
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