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Waterworks Museum – Hereford

Waterworks Museum – Hereford

Waterworks Museum – Hereford
Working engines and pumps and a time capsule of social history with something for visitors of all ages. Children’s Heritage Water Park (Easter-October) + Hereford in WWII exhibition. Free parking. Disabled access. Admission prices held for 3rd year.

The Waterworks Museum is a time capsule of working machinery and social history. Telling the fascinating story of drinking water supplies, ancient and modern, and much more besides, it offers something for visitors of all ages.

The range of engines and pumps operating on in-steam days is probably the widest in the UK. Most are rare and some are the last working examples of their kind, including the oldest working triple-expansion steam engine in Britain, which stands two-floors high and is quite awesome in operation.

The museum prides itself on having engines in operating condition and these are run entirely by volunteers who always have time to talk to visitors and share their knowledge and enthusiasm. The museum is also home to the only permanent exhibition to Hereford in World War II.

There is plenty to occupy younger visitors. The Heritage Water Park is a safe area in which children can operate life size pumps, carry water with a yoke, work an old-fashioned well and take the part of a pony turning a capstan. Other activities include trails, timelines and a play-table and dressing-up box.

The museum is open with all engines working from April to October on the second and last Sundays in the month and Bank Holiday Mondays (12.00-4.00pm with all engines operating from 1.00pm).

The museum is also open every Tuesday throughout the year (11.00am – 4.00pm, with only powered engines working).

Housed in a Victorian water pumping station, the museum is located close to the River Wye and Hereford city Centre (follow the heritage signs from A49). It is fully accessible, offers free parking and picnic facilities and can provide light refreshments. Pre-arranged group visits can be booked throughout the year and the visitor centre can be hired for private meetings and community events. School visits are available free-of-charge (Tuesdays only).

For more information and updates of special events held on in-steam open days (including new events for 2018) please see the museum website:

www.waterworksmuseum.org.uk

Twitter @WaterworkMuseum

The Museum welcomes pre-arranged group visits throughout the year. School visits are free-of-charge.

01432 361 147
Broomy Hill
Hereford
HR4 0LJ
  • Waterworks Museum – Hereford
  • Waterworks Museum – Hereford
  • Waterworks Museum – Hereford
  • Waterworks Museum – Hereford
  • Waterworks Museum – Hereford
  • Waterworks Museum – Hereford
  • Waterworks Museum – Hereford
  • Waterworks Museum – Hereford
  • Waterworks Museum – Hereford

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