CLOSED UNTIL 2021
Read our Covid updates here:
Doc 1, Doc 2

A WORKING MUSEUM WHICH MAKES THE STORY OF DRINKING WATER SPRING TO LIFE.

A FAMILY DAY OUT - ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW.

Visitors can see the UK’s widest range of working pumps and engines from across Herefordshire, neighbouring counties and Wales, most of which are the last working examples of their type.  Heritage engineering at its best – and wholly run by volunteers.

The museum is one of Herefordshire’s leading visitor attractions with something for all ages.  Children enjoy using hands on exhibits, including in the unique Heritage Water Park, and the museum has a permanent exhibition to Hereford in WW2.  Every exhibit is waiting to tell a story.

Waterworks Museum Hereford

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Join

Thanks to your membership, we’re able to protect this special place for ever, for everyone.

Collection

Explore the objects we care for at The Waterworks Musuem.

Donate

We are a charity and rely on your donations to help our conservation work.

Waterworks Musuem Hereford

FEATURED NEWS

NEED TO KNOW

  • Overview
  • When you can visit
  • Prices
  • Facilities
  • Access
  • Contact

Waterworks Musuem - Hereford

Established in 1974, the Waterworks Museum is looking forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary. This working museum is wholly run by volunteers and is concerned primarily, but not exclusively, with the story of the supply of water for public consumption from earliest habitation to the close of the 20th century.

The Waterworks Museum – Hereford is a not for profit museum and a registered charity.

It also has full accreditation status under the Arts Council England scheme which sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK.

WHEN YOU CAN VISIT

Every Tuesday 10am - 4pm

Please Note: Last entry to the museum is 30 minutes before closing.

The Museum is also open between 12 - 4pm on up to 20 family open days each year when visitors can see all the Museum’s steam and other pumps and engines working.

Visit our What's On page for all family days & special events

Download printable 2020 calendar

Prices

 Tuesdays
(not in steam)
Family open-days
(in steam)
Adults£5.00£7.00
Seniors£4.00£6.00
Children under 16FREEFREE
Students (16+)£2.00£2.00

FREE ADMISSION FOR:

  • Visiting public under the age of 16
  • Members of the Waterworks Museum
  • Members of the Museums Association (cards to be shown)
  • Visitors bearing complimentary admission cards (cards to be given up)
    Coach drivers/couriers (plus free tea/coffee)
  • A Carer accompanying a disabled visitor

ADMISSION OF DOGS

Museum policy is that dogs may be admitted to the Museum grounds on a leash, but for the safety of other visitors this is always at the discretion of Museum staff.

Dogs are not permitted in the Museum buildings or the Noel Meeke Heritage Water Park (with the exception of Assistance Dogs).

ADDITIONAL ADMISSION INFORMATION

Facilities

  • Free car parking
  • Toilets
  • Toilet for disabled people
  • Visitor Centre
  • Baby changing table
  • Light refreshments, hot and cold drinks
  • Picnic tables
  • Souvenirs
  • Wheelchair available
  • Most displays under cover
  • Outside displays with dropped kerbs and paved access

FREE ADMISSION FOR:

  • Visiting public under the age of 16
  • Members of the Waterworks Museum
  • Members of the Museums Association (cards to be shown)
  • Visitors bearing complimentary admission cards (cards to be given up)
  • Coach drivers/couriers (plus free tea/coffee)

ADMISSION OF DOGS

Museum policy is that dogs may be admitted to the Museum grounds on a leash, but for the safety of other visitors this is always at the discretion of Museum staff.

Dogs are not permitted in the Museum buildings or the Noel Meeke Heritage Water Park (with the exception of Assistance Dogs).

Accessibility Guide for Waterworks Museum – Hereford

  • Wheel chair access
  • Wheel chair available
  • Visually impaired
  • Hearing impaired
  • Assisted dogs

Download our easy to read Accessibility Guide (Standard)

Download our easy to read Accessibility Guide Black & White)

Download our easy to read Accessibility Guide (Dyslexia Friendly)

Other formats of this guide will be available shortly (including British Sign Language versions of the guide).

For more information please email: info@waterworksmuseum.org.uk.

Contact

ADDRESS
Waterworks Museum – Hereford
Broomy Hill
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR4 0LJ

SAT NAV
HR4 0LJ

TELEPHONE NUMBERS
We respectfully ask that all telephone enquiries are initially via the Museum Administrator:
01432 357 236

EMAIL
Museum Email: info@waterworksmuseum.org.uk

Please use the above email for all enquiries except for:
Collections/Archive: collections@waterworksmuseum.org.uk
Treasurer: treasurer@waterworksmuseum.org.uk
School bookings (primary only): education@dwrcymru.com

There are plenty of places to visit & things to do in Hereford.

PLAN YOUR DAY

Waterworks Musuem

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

We firmly believe that a good museum has to offer something and be welcoming for all the family, not just the grown-ups, so we are delighted to be a signatory to the Kids in Museums Manifesto .

Our new outdoor exhibition space, the Noel Meeke Heritage Water Park, was designed specially to attract visits by family groups.

Don’t miss our children’s activity days.

Free Entry For Under 16’s

Nearby Attractions

A typical visitor will spend between one to two hours at the Waterworks Museum – Hereford, and perhaps longer on the days when the Museum is operating in steam.

For this reason, visitors often combine a visit to the Museum with a visit to one of Hereford’s other major attractions, most notably the impressive Hereford Cathedral and its Chained Library, Mappa Mundi and Magna Carta.

Learn how apples were milled and pressed at the Museum of Cider or enjoy a ride on one of the selection of trains at Broomy Hill Model Railway which sits adjacent to the Waterworks Museum.

What Our visitors Say

We visited the Waterworks Museum on an In Steam day today and what a treat it was. We have two young children and they thoroughly enjoyed watching the engines in motion and some hands on activities too. Luckily we had some dry spells so could go on the water activities outside. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming especially engaging our two young boys! We would definitely return to this hidden gem! We only live 10 minutes away but have never visited, we would definitely return! Would recommend to anyone. Thank you!

AIM & Esmee Fairbairn
Welsh Water
The Southall Trust
Heritage Lottery Fund

X