Waterworks Museum (Cape Town)

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Crane outside the Waterworks Museum

The Waterworks Museum is located on the northern side of Table Mountain, between the Woodhead and Hely-Hutchinson Reservoirs, in Cape Town, South Africa. The museum was founded in 1972 by Terence Timoney, a retired waterworks engineer.[1] The museum houses a display of memorabilia from the construction of the dams on Table Mountain which include a beautifully restored narrow gauge steam engine.[2] It has an interesting display of original equipment, hand tools, instruments and photographs and includes the original well-preserved steam locomotive used to haul equipment from the old cableway at Kasteelspoort.[3]


Coordinates: 33°58′30″S 18°24′27″E / 33.97500°S 18.40750°E / -33.97500; 18.40750