Spotswood Pumping Station Tours

Spotswood Pumping Station ToursSpotswood Pumping Station Tours

Scienceworks | Spotswood
Monday-Friday 11.30am
Weekends and School Holidays 12pm and 2pm

On this tour, a guide will take you through the Pumping Station that turned 'Smellbourne' back into Melbourne.

You'll walk through the boiler room, where men shovelled coal during eight hour shifts in blistering heat. You'll consider the effort it took to build the extensive pipe tunnels, and what it meant to 'lose a man a mile'. You'll see the straining wells where new workers got used to the stench by cleaning rubbish off the strainers. In the North Engine room, an engineer will power up the gleaming century-old Austral Otis Pumping Engine No.8.. and the only thing you'll smell is machine oil.

Although it's no longer actively pumping, a quarter of Melbourne's sewerage still passes beneath the Pumping Station. This tour is full of stories of old Melbourne, Victorian engineering feats and fascinating things about the service we like to forget-sewerage.

The Pumping Station is open to the public but on some days it is closed for private events. Check the daily What's On to see if tours are running. Meet your guide near the Information Desk. Tours run for 45 minutes on weekdays and 30 minutes on weekends.

What did it pump? Sewerage, poo.. our poo, your poo, everyones poo.

***** This was a very interesting tour and well worth a look.. no shit

Behind the Scenes Tour



WHERE
Starts at Information Desk
Scienceworks
2 Booker Street
Spotswood, Victoria, 3015

TICKETS Book on arrival
Included with museum entry



When & Where


Date/s: Tuesday 1st January 2019 - Wednesday 1st January 2020

Times: Weekdays 11.30am Weekends 11am & 1pm

Venue || Location


 Scienceworks  Events 6 Events
⊜ 2 Booker Street Spotswood | Map
Scienceworks2 Booker Street, Spotswood, , 3015
✆ Event: (03) 9392 4800 | Venue: (03) 9392 4800


Web Links


Spotswood Pumping Station Tours

www.museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks

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