Special Events in 2018

The Directors are delighted to publish the calendar of steaming days and special events at the Waterworks Museum in 2018.

The Museum will again be open one day week throughout 2018, EVERY TUESDAY between 11am and 4pm.

In addition, between Easter and October the Museum will be open with all engines operating ‘in-steam’ on 20 occasions - on the second and last Sunday of the month and on bank holidays. Standard opening hours are 12pm - 4pm, with all engines working from 1pm.

The programme of events for 2018 contains a number of annual favourites

Sunday 8 April, Members of the the Hereford & District Preservation Society will display their engines on the Museum courtyard

Sunday 8 July Annual Gala Day, when the Mayor of Hereford will open a new exhibit and visitors will be entertained by a parade of historic vehicles and the Hereford Concert Band

Sunday 9 September This is the day each every year when the Trustees offer free entry to the Museum (for Heritage Open Day)

Sunday 14 October Stirling Engine Society Rally

… but also a number of other special events

Saturday/Sunday 1/2 April Herefordshire’s Historic Water Supplies - a first event in a new series will focus on Ross on Wye (including the official opening of 'The Old Workshop')

Saturday/Sunday 28/29 April Steampunk market and entertainment at the Waterworks Museum

Saturday 19 May An evening lecture and entertainment for Museums at Night (details to be announced)

Sunday/ Monday 27/28 May Founders’ Day

Sunday/ Monday 26/27 August Focus on key technologies - a first event in a new series will focus on the 'Pelton Wheel'.

Please keep an eye on the Museum’s website (www.waterworksmusuem.org.uk) and on social media for details of events on other in-steam days.

The Museum will again offer six popular school holiday events for children. These will be held on a Tuesday - one event in each half-term and the Easter Holiday and two events in the Summer Holiday. Details of these events can be found on the Museum’s website

The Waterworks Museum is a fully accessible working museum that tells the story of drinking water, but it offers visitors of all ages much more.

Across the Museum there are hands-on exhibits for children to use, especially in the Heritage Water Park (our Play ’n’ Learn Zone) where children of all ages can have fun using life size exhibits to pump, lift, move and filter water. The Heritage Water Park will be open between Easter and October.

The Waterworks Museum is also home to a permanent exhibition to Hereford in World War II.

The Museum cafe can offer light refreshments and there are picnic tables in the Museum grounds. Parking at the Museum is free.

The Waterworks Museum can also be hired for group visits and for private functions and meetings.

Further details on all of the above can be found on the Museum website or you can send an email to info@waterworksmuseum.org.uk .

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