1st 2021 family open day: Sunday 4 July (11am-4pm) includes country craft show by The Cart Shed. Please watch for detail of future open-days.

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

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Waterworks Musuem Hereford

FEATURED NEWS

Steampunk Weekend

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Anniversaries Celebrated 2020

We love an anniversary at the Waterworks Museum. What better …

First Gala Day Missed For 14 Years

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Herefordshire Water Board 1960 1974 1

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PLAN YOUR DAY

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
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