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Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Inc, Boston

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4.9/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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  • Large industrial objects and spaces have always captured my imagination, especially as remnants of an era gone by. Not only does this museum consist of precisely that - a magnificent, larger than life...  read more »
  • This museum is a gem. The original buildings were modified to beautifully display the actual machinery that brought water to Boston early on. The interactive screens are very user friendly, and portra...  read more »
  • To gain a better understanding of where running water comes from, visit Boston’s Waterworks Museum. It’s a great place for budding engineers — especially if you visit on one of their regularly schedul...  read more »
  • Was just walking around the reservoir and noticed this. Went in for free and wow, the old gigantic water pumps are impressive, it's amazing to see how things used to be done and how long this plant was actually used.
  • You must go to this museum. It is a great part of history that could have been demolished to add even more luxury condo's to the neighborhood. Very knowledgeable staff tours and video production.
  • I went to the Waterworks Museum one Saturday. I didn't know what to expect going in but was pleasantly surprised by what I found. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of Boston's water supply. One of the volunteers, Damian, gave us an hour long tour of the huge water-pumping machinery. His enthusiasm really added a lot to the experience. Inside, there are some very impressive video displays and posters. It's obvious that a lot of work went into turning the old pumping station into a museum. 10-year-old me would been blown away by the three-story pumps and cranks. Kids with an interest in machines would definitely like this place. It isn't very large, so you only need about an hour to see everything. I think the museum would get more visitors if they highlighted the huge pumps on their signs. If I had known how interesting it would be, I would have gone sooner.
  • Did you know Boston has some of the cleanest water in the country? No chemicals used to clean. If you are a fan of old school feats of mechanical engineering, visit the waterworks museum in Chestnut Hill and see what these amazing engineers did to support the growth of Boston. Plan 1 hour, 2 hours if you are really curious.
  • Beautiful location for a wedding or a large party!
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