The Plumbing Museum

The Plumbing Museum Follow the fascinating progression of plumbing through the centuries.

Since 1979, The Plumbing Museum has attracted plumbers, tradesmen and curious visitors from all walks of life. The museum offers a unique, trade-specific take on American history. Moreover the museum stands as a tribute to the plumbers, engineers and inventors whose hard work and creative spirit have contributed so much to the betterment of our society. Relocated from Worcester, MA in 2008, the restored Plumbing Museum in Watertown juxtaposes early examples of plumbing equipment with modern fixtures and techniques. Come explore our exhibits, appreciate history, and experience a new kind of Americana. The Plumbing Museum features stimulating exhibits including: artifacts dating back to the 19th Century, a look at the evolution of plumbing systems, and diagrams of various plumbing technologies.

We are very excited to kick off our very first WATERtown Film Fest next week! Check out and like our official event page...
06/21/2019
WATERtown Film Festival

We are very excited to kick off our very first WATERtown Film Fest next week! Check out and like our official event page for details! 🎥🎥🎥

The primary goal of the WATERtown Film Festival is to help increase public awareness of the environmental, social, and cultural importance of water, through the media of Film. Join us at the Plumbing Museum for the inaugural event on June 27-28, 2019

Attention filmmakers! Submit your film to the WATERtown Film Fest before our regular deadline on January 31st! Here’s ...
01/07/2019
WATERtown Film Fest

Attention filmmakers! Submit your film to the WATERtown Film Fest before our regular deadline on January 31st! Here’s a special code that you can use for 20% off your entry fee: INVITED1OM3P

https://filmfreeway.com/WATERtownFilmFest

We look forward to seeing your work! 🎬

The WATERtown Film Fest has been created to increase public awareness of the environmental, social, and cultural importance of water. This two-day, inaugural...

We are excited to announce an open call for submissions to our very first WATERtown Film Festival! We welcome any style ...
11/06/2018
WATERtown Film Fest

We are excited to announce an open call for submissions to our very first WATERtown Film Festival! We welcome any style films of up to 30 minutes long, which celebrate the importance of water in our lives. For more information and submission instructions, please visit:

https://filmfreeway.com/WATERtownFilmFest

The WATERtown Film Fest has been created to increase public awareness of the environmental, social, and cultural importance of water. This two-day, inaugural...

Opening reception for "Bath, Body, & Artifice"  featuring 2018 fall Artists in Residence Chloë Feldman Emison and Jeff ...
11/05/2018

Opening reception for "Bath, Body, & Artifice" featuring 2018 fall Artists in Residence Chloë Feldman Emison and Jeff Chandler. Photo credit: Eugene Muzykin Photography

#tbt to our first Comedy Playfest at the Plumbing Museum! Thank you to the talented crew and Watertown Community Foundat...
07/19/2018

#tbt to our first Comedy Playfest at the Plumbing Museum! Thank you to the talented crew and Watertown Community Foundation for supporting this project!

Opening reception for "Constructed Nature" and "Imagined Interiors" featuring 2018 summer Artists in Residence Emily Bel...
07/16/2018

Opening reception for "Constructed Nature" and "Imagined Interiors" featuring 2018 summer Artists in Residence Emily Belz and Ponnapa Prakkamakul. Photo credit: Eugene Muzykin & Emily Belz

The Plumbing Museum can accommodate a variety of private event rentals, from small company meetings to cocktail receptio...
01/24/2018

The Plumbing Museum can accommodate a variety of private event rentals, from small company meetings to cocktail receptions, business luncheons, and weddings. Book your event today in a one-of-a-kind spot your guests won’t forget! For more information or to set up an appointment contact us at 617-926-2111, or via e-mail at [email protected]

Community children had a chance to hear some classical, tango, and jazz music as well as try out orchestral instruments ...
01/23/2018

Community children had a chance to hear some classical, tango, and jazz music as well as try out orchestral instruments last Saturday here at The Plumbing Museum! Thank you to our partner Eureka Ensemble and sponsor Watertown Community Foundation! #music #outreach

01/05/2018
INDUSTRIAL NATURE | Fall 2017 Manoog Family Artist Residency

Check out an overview of the Manoog Family Artist Residency produced by our alumni Ian MacLellan: https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/5JZqBzuw271f8?domain=vimeo.com

Application are now accepted for the spring and fall residencies at: https://theplumbingmuseum.submittable.com/submit

Music by: Jake Scudder Special thanks to: J.C. Cannistraro, Sasha Parfenova, and Emma Scudder Josh Ruder: www.joshrudersculpture.weebly.com Jenn Houle: www.jennhoule.com The…

Applications for the 2018 #manoogartists spring and fall residencies are now accepted! #artandtechnology #contemporaryar...
12/19/2017

Applications for the 2018 #manoogartists spring and fall residencies are now accepted! #artandtechnology #contemporaryart #painting #sculpture #mixedmedia #opencall

Eureka Ensemble
12/04/2017

Eureka Ensemble

We brought a wind quintet to The Plumbing Museum today for an instrument playground and performance; it was a hit.

Proud to share our #passion for music with families of Watertown!

A huge thank you to everyone who came out last Thursday night for the opening reception of Industrial Nature. The exhibi...
11/02/2017

A huge thank you to everyone who came out last Thursday night for the opening reception of Industrial Nature. The exhibition is open to the public every Thursday 12-5 PM November 2-December 14th. Additional hours: Monday-Friday by appointment.

First musical petting zoo at the Plumbing Museum last Saturday! Budding musicians got a chance to hear a Beethoven strin...
10/20/2017

First musical petting zoo at the Plumbing Museum last Saturday! Budding musicians got a chance to hear a Beethoven string trio and learn about the violin, cello, and viola. Thanks to our partner organization Eureka Ensemble and sponsor Watertown Community Foundation!

Check out the article in Watertown News on our upcoming Artist-in-Residence exhibition! http://www.watertownmanews.com/2...
10/18/2017
Two Artists Featured in Plumbing Museum’s Latest Exhibition: Industrial Nature

Check out the article in Watertown News on our upcoming Artist-in-Residence exhibition!

http://www.watertownmanews.com/2017/10/17/two-artists-featured-at-plumbing-museums-latest-exhibition-industrial-nature/

The Plumbing Museum is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition — Industrial Nature — featuring new works by Artists-in-Residence Joshua Ruder and Jenn Houle. The exhibit will showcase new works created during the artists’ three-month studio residencies at the Manoog Family Artist-in-Residency pr...

Only two weeks left to see the Artist-in-Residency exhibition Light Traces! Stop by our open visiting hours 12-5 pm on T...
07/25/2017

Only two weeks left to see the Artist-in-Residency exhibition Light Traces!

Stop by our open visiting hours 12-5 pm on Thursday, July 27th and August 3rd or email [email protected] to make an appointment.

http://www.theplumbingmuseum.org/announcing-2017-summer-manoog-family-artist-residency-recipients/Our summer artist resi...
07/17/2017
Announcing 2017 Summer Manoog Family Artist Residency Recipients | The Plumbing Museum

http://www.theplumbingmuseum.org/announcing-2017-summer-manoog-family-artist-residency-recipients/

Our summer artist residency is underway! Welcome Jenn Houle and Joshua Ruder! #manoogfamilyAIR #manoogartists

The Plumbing Museum is pleased to announce the recipients of 2017 summer Manoog Family Artist Residency are Joshua Ruder and Jenn Houle. Joshua Ruder is primarily a figurative sculptor, currently residing in Newton, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Brown University, where he received a degree in V...

A huge thank you to everyone who came out last Thursday night for the opening reception of Light Traces. The exhibition ...
06/26/2017

A huge thank you to everyone who came out last Thursday night for the opening reception of Light Traces. The exhibition is open to the public every Thursday 12-5 PM July 6-August 3. Additional hours: Monday-Friday by appointment. Please send all inquiries to [email protected].

The Plumbing Museum held a fundraising gala on March 9th to support a sanitation initiative in Haiti. Volunteers at J.C....
03/15/2017

The Plumbing Museum held a fundraising gala on March 9th to support a sanitation initiative in Haiti. Volunteers at J.C. Cannistraro modeled an open pit cover that was recently approved by the Haitian government, UNICEF, and the World Bank. All proceeds raised go towards building the prototype for installation in select communities. Special thanks to everyone who helped and contributed!

On February 23, the Plumbing Museum opened an inaugural Artist Residency exhibition with an Artist talk, live performanc...
03/07/2017

On February 23, the Plumbing Museum opened an inaugural Artist Residency exhibition with an Artist talk, live performance, and a celebratory reception. “Past the Curtain to See the Bones” is on view through April 30, 2017.

We’re pleased to announce the recipients of 2017 Spring Manoog Family Artist Residency are Ian MacLellan and Jenn Wood...
03/02/2017
Announcing 2017 spring Manoog Family Artist Residency Recipients | The Plumbing Museum

We’re pleased to announce the recipients of 2017 Spring Manoog Family Artist Residency are Ian MacLellan and Jenn Wood!

The Plumbing Museum is pleased to announce the recipients of 2017 spring Manoog Family Artist Residency are Jenn Wood and Ian MacLellan. Jenn Wood is a Boston based mixed media artist whose work is often inspired by water. For the duration of her residency, Jenn will continue her exploration of cyan...

Our first exhibit by the Manoog Family artist in residence Ryan Leitner is open for viewing! If you missed the opening, ...
03/01/2017

Our first exhibit by the Manoog Family artist in residence Ryan Leitner is open for viewing! If you missed the opening, contact us for a tour to see the show!

Check out @watertownnews article on our first artist residency exhibition opening happening next week at #theplumbingmus...
02/14/2017
Plumbing Museum Hosting Exhibition of Work by First Artist-in-Residence

Check out @watertownnews article on our first artist residency exhibition opening happening next week at #theplumbingmuseum!

http://www.watertownmanews.com/2017/02/07/plumbing-museum-hosting-exhibition-of-work-by-first-artist-in-residence/

On February 23, 2017, the Plumbing Museum will premiere the work of Ryan Leitner, an inaugural artist and participant in the Manoog Family Artist-in-Residency program, the museum announced. Leitner’s two-month long exhibition in the museum will showcase a series of artworks created during his three-...

Deadline to apply for 2017 #ManoogFamilyAIR is December 31, 11:59 pm EST
12/19/2016

Deadline to apply for 2017 #ManoogFamilyAIR is December 31, 11:59 pm EST

The Plumbing Museum is excited to launch a new artist residency program in partnership with J.C. Cannistraro. The progra...
11/07/2016
Manoog Family Artist in Residency Program | The Plumbing Museum

The Plumbing Museum is excited to launch a new artist residency program in partnership with J.C. Cannistraro. The program supports artists in the creation of new work exploring the relationship between art and technology. Participating artists receive full access to a studio work space, fabrication and welding resources, access to the Plumbing Museum’s collection and library archive, and a cash award. For more details about the program, or to apply, please visit:

http://www.theplumbingmuseum.org/manoog-family-artist-residency-program/

We’re also excited to welcome our inaugural resident artist, Ryan Leitner--a recent graduate of Tufts University – School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Stay tuned for more updates from the studio!

Through the Manoog Family Artist in Residency Program, we are proud to support the arts by creating new opportunities for rising artists here in our own community. This program provides resident artists with resources and support services to pursue independent projects right here at the Plumbing Mu...

The Myles & Eugenia Sweeney Construction Management Department
11/03/2016

The Myles & Eugenia Sweeney Construction Management Department

Photos from today's trip to the Plumbing Museum in Watertown.

DJ Raffi Music & Lighting Productions
11/03/2016

DJ Raffi Music & Lighting Productions

Rita & Ralph's wedding, with fellow Boston Wedding Group member Off the Vine Catering, #bostonweddinggroup, #djraffi, #offthevinecatering, #ritaandralphswedding, #theplumbingmuseum

The Plumbing Museum's cover photo
11/03/2016

The Plumbing Museum's cover photo

The Plumbing Museum
11/03/2016

The Plumbing Museum

The Plumbing Museum's first Wedding gets documented in photos...
10/16/2013

The Plumbing Museum's first Wedding gets documented in photos...

Here are some teasers from Tracy & Mike's wedding! They were married at The Plumbing Museum in Watertown, MA... the museum's first wedding ever! It was pretty awesome and unique, as you can imagine... especially with Tracy in a badass dress & Fluevogs and Mike in a Pee-Wee Herman suit. ;)

The Plumbing Museum is currently feature on the high-profile.com blog!
02/22/2013
Local Schools Celebrate - World Plumbing Day

The Plumbing Museum is currently feature on the high-profile.com blog!

Watertown, MA --The Plumbing Museum in Watertown partnered with the World Plumbing Council to bring the World Plumbing Day poster contest to local elementary schools. Elementary school students we...

02/21/2013
Plumbing Museum Celebrates World Plumbing Day with March 11th Event

The Plumbing Museum will be hosting an industry event for World Plumbing Day on March 11!

In conjunction with the World Plumbing Council’s annual World Plumbing Day celebration on March 11, The Plumbing Museum will host an open house honoring industry professionals who contribute to the health and safety of our world through plumbing and sanitation.

The Plumbing Museum is currently featured on www.worldplumbingday.org!
02/19/2013
NEWS

The Plumbing Museum is currently featured on www.worldplumbingday.org!

World Plumbing Day has been established as an annual event to help the general public better understand the vital role the plumbing industry plays in protecting public health and safety, the extent to which it helps limit mankind’s environmental footprint and other important work performed by contra...

Tours Given Daily
05/01/2012

Tours Given Daily

To date, more than 3,000 visitors have passed through the Plumbing Museum.

Museum Welcomed its First Event/Function
05/01/2012

Museum Welcomed its First Event/Function

The museum has since hosted professional dinners, seminars, business meetings, parties and even a baby shower.

Visit us in Watertown for a close-up look at all artifacts dating back to the mid 19th century!
05/01/2012

Visit us in Watertown for a close-up look at all artifacts dating back to the mid 19th century!

Address

80 Rosedale Rd
Watertown, MA
02472-2234

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(617) 926-2111

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