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Soup And Steam At Night At The Waterworks Museum

On Saturday 28th October 2017, the Waterworks Museum will be opening in steam at night for the first time in over 20-years as part of the national 'Museums At Night' programme 2017. Why not come along, enjoy a light supper and see the Museums steam engines operating as you have never seen them before. What…
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Steampunks at Hereford Waterworks Museum

Over the weekend of September 9th & 10th the Waterworks Museum will see an influx of Steampunks! Steampunk can be described as Victorian Science Fantasy, so the setting of a Victorian Waterworks full of amazing machinery suits them perfectly. There will be traders selling amazing things from costume, jewellery, accessories, housewares, hats, ray-guns, walking canes,…
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Mayor of Hereford opens new exhibit at the Waterworks Museum

Wonderful music by the Hereford Concert Band and a fine turn out of historic vehicles made for excellent entertainment for the close to 300 visitors who attended the annual Gala Day at the Waterworks Museum on Sunday 30th July. The main event this year was the official opening of a new exhibit at the Museum,…
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School Holiday Fun

Throughout the year special events are held at the Waterworks Museum and this includes themed fun days in school holidays and half terms for children to enjoy. The following days have been arranged in the remainder of 2017, when the Museum is open between 11am and 4pm. Tuesday 25 July Pond Dipping (activity between 11am…
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Annual Gala Day at the Waterworks Museum

Annual Gala Day at the Waterworks Museum The Waterworks Museum prides itself on telling important stories not just about Hereford, but also of the county’s market towns. A fine example of this can be seen at the 2017 Gala Day with the opening of a new exhibit that has recreated the Edwardian water pumping system…
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Blue Peter visit to Waterworks Museum in 1978

The announcement of the death of BBC presenter John Noakes on 28th May 2017 has caused us to reflect on the occasion in 1978 when ‘Blue Peter’ visited the Waterworks Museum – Hereford on the 25th January 1978 to record an item which was broadcast on the 17th April 1978. The attached extracts of articles…
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A fine partnership: Worthington-Simpson

Centenary Celebrations It is sometimes strange what brings two companies together. Often it is a financial reason but in the case of Henry Worthington (New York) and James Simpson & Co (London) it was the demands of war. In 1885 a British Army Expeditionary Force set out to relieve General Gordon in Khartoum. The army…
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Obituary: Mrs Philippa Southall

It is with great sadness that we record the passing of the Waterwork Museum’s President, Philippa Helen Southall, who died in her sleep on 14th May 2017, aged 92 years. When the Waterworks Museum was founded in 1974, by her husband Stephen Southall, Philippa stood physically and metaphorically by his side and she has continued…
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Herefordshire Family History Society

Have you hit a brick will in researching your family history? Why not come long to the Waterworks Museum on Bank Holiday Monday (1st May 2017) to see if members of the Herefordshire Family History Society can help?  Whist specialising in researching Herefordshire family history, society members can provide general help and advice for anyone…
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EASTER – FREE ACCESS FOR DISABLED VISITORS

The Waterworks Museum - Hereford was not able to open in March in support of Disabled Access Day, so instead we are offering free access to qualifying visitors on Easter Day and Easter Monday (Sunday 16 / 17 April 2017). The Museum, which will be open between 12.00pm and 4.00pm, will have all engines operating…
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Women in WW2

Each year the Waterworks Museum receives a number of interesting requests for information to support personal or academic research.In September 2016, Abigail Crowther, a post graduate student at Ruskin College, Cambridge, came to to the Museum to interview Emeritus Chairman, Dr. Noel Meeke, about the role of women at the Rotherwas Munitions Factory, and to…
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A season of outstanding events

In my twenty plus years with the Museum there can scarcely have been a season so packed with outstanding events. It is the aim of the Trustees to have some special activity each month from April to October. This has certainly been true in 2016 and plans are now well in hand for next year.WaterWords…
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