Do you ever look at your tap and wonder where water comes from? Do you love the sound and smells of steam engines? Wonder how they work?
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum will answer all those questions for you! They will tell you and your family the story of the country’s first metropolitan water systems through fascinating exhibitions and educational programs. You will learn about engineering, architecture, public health and social history.
There museum has three really cool, and huge retired steam powered pumping engines in the Great Engine Hall. Each pump is different – see if you can see why!
There are some touch screen monitors and stands with animations to show you how all the gadgets work, like pistons and gears – can you imagine how they would have all kept things working back in its day?
There is also an interesting video you can watch where you can see what 19th century water engineering would have been like.
So get started using your imagination on what life would have been like in the 19th Century, and how all those people managed to supply Boston with the water you know and love today!