WaterWorks Museum

Take A Walk Back In Time

Take A Walk Back In Time

A visit to the Water Works Museum provides you a glimpse into the past and a focus on our future. From silent films to exhibits and information, learn what it takes to keep the water flowing.

Step inside the WaterWorks Museum to see the history of Louisville’s water come to life! Located inside the west wing of Louisville Water Company’s original Pumping Station No. 1, the WaterWorks Museum highlights Louisville Water’ Company's archive of historic photographs, films and memorabilia, some of which date back to 1860. Discover the company’s contributions to safe drinking water through its innovations in science and engineering. Special exhibits rotate throughout the year.

The museum also plays host to field trips and group tours. Field trips focus on the science of clean drinking water, as well as the importance of the architecture and engineering innovation involved in supplying consistently safe and healthy water to the community.