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Children Admitted Free In July & August 2018

First-time visitors to the Waterworks Museum from across Herefordshire have described the museum as ‘a hidden gem’ and as an attraction that is ‘great for all ages'. To help promote greater local awareness of the museum the Trustees have agreed that for a short period children up to the age of 16 will be admitted…
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Engineering Heritage Award

The beating heart of the Waterworks Museum – Hereford is the Worth Mackenzie triple-expansion steam engine. Standing two storeys high, it was installed in 1895 to provide Hereford with a reliable supply of drinking water. Pumping one million gallons every twelve hours the engine stayed in service through the Second World War and finally ceased…
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Steampunks in Hereford

It was a busy few days for the Volunteers at the Waterworks Museum, which came alive last weekend (Saturday 29th/Sunday 29th April) with the sound and colour of Hereford’s second Steampunk Weekend. Despite variable weather, attendance was higher than last year on both days and, whilst you do not have to dress up to enjoy…
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Hereford Preservation Society

The annual visit by the Preservation Society is always a joyous occasion for visitors and Museum engineers alike. Under the watchful eye of society chairman Mike Bond, the standing engines and historic vehicles are always meticulously set out and public safety standards are maintained at the highest level. On Sunday 8th April the Museum courtyard…
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