Waterworks Museum - Hereford

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The Waterworks Museum is one of Herefordshire's leading visitor attractions with something for all the family.

Through its collection, 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.

The Museum is also a time capsule of social history and is the home to Herefordshire's only permanent exhibition to Hereford in WW2.

There are trails and hands on exhibits for children across the museum, including a Heritage Water Park with 9 full size artefacts designed for use by children of all ages.

Venue Type:

Museum, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

The Waterworks Museum is open every Tuesday all year round, except at Christmas and New Year. Opening times 11:00am to 4:00 pm. Exhibits powered by electric motors are usually working but the steam and internal combustion engines are not normally working unless being tested during maintenance.

In addition, each year the Museum holds 20 open-days with all engines working (in-steam): on the 2nd and last Sunday of the month and each Bank Holiday Monday between Easter and the end of October.

Admission charges

Tuesdays - Adult £4, Senior £3, Children £2

In-steam days - Adult £6, Seniors £5, Children £2

DEBIT AND CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

Discounts

  • Museums Association
Getting there

The Museum stands on the banks of the River Wye about 1.5km from the City Centre and the Cathedral. By road, follow the brown tourist signs from the City centre. It is about 3km from Hereford Railway Station.

Additional info

Free Parking
Fully accessible Visitor Centre, site and facilities
Cafe serving light refreshments
Picturesque picnic facilities
Great location for a Group Visit
Flexible meeting space for private hire

Collection details

Archives, Science and Technology, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
A picture of the Museum's prize exhibit - a triple expansion steam engine which is 2-storeys high

Soup and Steam at the Waterworks Museum Hereford

  • 28 October 2017 5-9pm

Enjoy a 'Soup and Steam' evening at the Waterworks Museum, Hereford for part of the 2017 'Museums at Night' celebration.

The museum traces the history of drinking water from the cave-dwellers up to the present day through wonderful working engines, superb display panels, guidebooks and films and the knowledge shared by the Museum’s volunteers. 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 pumps and engines.

For this special event the Museum will be open to the public with all engines working (in-steam) at night, for the first time in over 20 years.

Entertainment will be provided by The Ledbury Singers. Children's activities provided.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults/Seniors: £5
Children/Students £2

Website

http://www.waterworksmuseum.org.uk

Getting there

The Museum stands on the banks of the River Wye about 1.5km from the City Centre and the Cathedral. By road, follow the brown tourist signs from the City centre. It is about 3km from Hereford Railway Station.

Waterworks Museum - Hereford
Broomy Hill
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR4 0JS
England

Website

The website provides all the information needed to plan a visit to the Waterworks Museum or to access the Museum's collection and services. It includes an annual calendar of special events at the Museum.

www.waterworksmuseum.org.uk

E-mail

General Enquiries

info@waterworksmuseum.org.uk

Museum Archive / Collections Office

collections@waterworksmuseum.org.uk

Telephone

General Enquiries / What's On

01432 357 236

Education Visits

01432 340001

Group Visits

01432 267 491

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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