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Tionscnamh de chuid Comhairle Cathrach Chorcai.
A Cork City Council Initiative part funded by the EEA EFTA statessss
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Come Visit Us

Come Visit Us


Lifetime Lab, on the banks of the River Lee, is a unique attraction for visitors of all ages with its modern interactive exhibition, themed playground, beautifully restored buildings and equipment and scenic views over the River Lee.

Lifetime Lab is located at the old Cork City Waterworks which was responsible for supplying water to the city of Cork over the past 3 centuries. The Waterworks is the best preserved of its kind in Ireland. The old buildings and machinery have been carefully restored and are now being used to tell the story of how water was supplied to Cork City in the past.

View of Lab from River

Lifetime Lab is within 5 minutes drive of the City Centre and easy walking distance of Fitzgeralds Park, Cork City Gaol and Cork City Centre and local bus routes.

We have a coffee dock, picnic area, ample car parking and are fully wheelchair accessible.

Summer Opening Hours     Monday - Friday 9.00-17.00 & Sat/Sun/BHol 11.00-17.00

September - May Opening Hours       Monday - Friday 9.00-17.00