Great For Family and Enthusiasts

Plenty to see and do for the whole family and making a splash is part of the fun.

Fun, Active, Stimulating

Children engage with materials, participate in the sessions, and collaborate with each other.

Stimulating Challenges

You will help us tell a story of a unique aspects of Britain’s industrial heritage.

Awesome Working Exhibits

The Waterworks Museum houses some of the oldest working steam pumping engine in the UK.

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A time capsule of working engines and social history

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The working museum which makes the story of drinking water spring to life.

A Hidden Gem ... Always Something New.

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.

Please click here for details of Admission and Other Charges.

What we offer

Love Kids in Museums

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.

Children's Activity Days 2018Our 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.

Opening Times

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    The Waterworks Museum - Hereford, Hereford, United Kingdom
    The Waterworks Museum - Hereford, Hereford, United Kingdom

    Not In Steam Days:

    Every Tuesday: 11am – 4pm

    In Steam Days:

    Museum opens at 12.00 and is in-steam between 1pm – 4pm

    July 14th Sunday: Museum open – all engines working**

    July 28th Sunday: Gala Day: Historic vehicles – Hereford Concert Band – New exhibit to be opened

    For other dates and full details see 2019 Calendar and Admission Charges

Herefordshire Aaward of Excellance Award 2018

Museum Volunteers Win Prestigious Award

8 Museum/Heritage orgs (#Herefordshire #HiddenGems) + @WM_MuseumDev + @GreatPlace_Hfds attended #HfdsMuseumForum yesterday to share experience & learning ... next meeting in November ... contact Chair @WaterworkMuseum if you would like to attend #StrongerTogether

Don't miss out ... #GalaDay @WaterworkMuseum is just 10 days away - Sunday 28 July ... all the usual attractions (engines working, #HeritageWaterPark open) + display of historic vehicle + #HerefordConcertBand + see #HerefordMayor open new exhibit #FamilyFun for all

1st school holiday event @WaterworkMuseum #Hereford is Tuesday 23 July (11am-3pm) - all the family love #PondDipping ... supported by teachers from @DiscoverDwr & #Volunteers ... you can also picnic in the grounds and enjoy our #HeritageWaterPark #FamilyFun ... UNDER 16s GO FREE

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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. See the Museum’s 2019 Calendar for more information.

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 Norman Cathedral and its chained library and Mappa Mundi Museum, the Cider Museum or the Broomy Hill Model Railway which sits adjacent to the Waterworks Museum.

Hereford Cathedral

Information on other attractions and events in Herefordshire can be found on the following websites:
https://www.eatsleepliveherefordshire.co.uk/ and
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