Waterworks Museum

The Black and White House is a remarkably well-preserved example of a 17th Century timber-framed building and is situated in the heart of The Museum receives no public funding.

Waterworks Museum

Instead it operates with the support its benefactors and revenues from admission fees, grants, awards and membership subscriptions. Funding falls under two main categories: revenue support for day-to-day expenditure and capital funding for projects.

The Museum is wholly operated by volunteers which means it is only possible to open to the public on around 70 days a year. Accordingly, the admission charges and other revenues generated do not cover on-going day-to-day expenditure.

Such funding is much more difficult to attract from funding organizations, so the Museum is especially grateful to its benefactors (DwrCymru Welsh Water and The Southall Trust) who help to sustain the costs of running this active, working and dynamic museum.

The annual fees paid by Members of the Museum and the donations we receive are also very important, especially where they are given under Gift Aid, which adds considerably, and most valuably, to the funds available to operate the Museum.

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