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The Waterworks Museum – Hereford

The Waterworks Museum – Hereford

The Waterworks Museum – Hereford
The Waterworks Museum – Hereford is a 150-year time-capsule of working machinery and social history which tells the story of drinking water supplies.

The range of engines and pumps on display is unique and some of the machines are the last examples of their kind working anywhere in the world. The treasure of the collection is the oldest working triple-expansion steam engine in the U K. It stands two-floors high and is quite awesome in operation

The Waterworks Museum is open on Tuesdays and is in-steam with engines working on 18 days during the summer season but also welcomes group visits and school visits (by prior arrangement) throughout the year. Group prices are governed by the size of the group. School visits are free of charge.

The museum traces the history of drinking water from the cave-dwellers up to the present day through wonderful working engines, superb display panels, illuminated displays, guidebooks and films. Classified by English Heritage as “a site of clear national importance”, the Museum is home to the oldest working triple-expansion steam engine in the UK and probably has the widest range of working pumping engines.

01432 357236
Broomy Hill
Hereford
HR4 0LJ

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The Waterworks Museum – Hereford