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Every exhibit tells a story

The Waterworks Museum is housed in the Lower Pumping Station of Hereford’s Victorian waterworks at Broomy Hill whose early electricity supplies were brought in via this green connection box. Until recently, it was situated outside the water-tower pump annexe, built in 1882, which is now the Museum’s toilet block. Replacing the ‘Lucy Box’ with a…
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‘Emma’ Is New Attraction At Waterworks Museum

Gala Day is always a special day in the Waterworks Museum calendar but this year, on Sunday 8th July, it will be extra special because it will be visitors first chance to see Emma, Herefordshire Council’s vintage steam road roller, in her new home. Built in 1920 by the firm Aveling & Porter, Emma is…
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Children Admitted Free In July & August 2018

First-time visitors to the Waterworks Museum from across Herefordshire have described the museum as ‘a hidden gem’ and as an attraction that is ‘great for all ages'. To help promote greater local awareness of the museum the Trustees have agreed that for a short period children up to the age of 16 will be admitted…
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Engineering Heritage Award

The beating heart of the Waterworks Museum – Hereford is the Worth Mackenzie triple-expansion steam engine. Standing two storeys high, it was installed in 1895 to provide Hereford with a reliable supply of drinking water. Pumping one million gallons every twelve hours the engine stayed in service through the Second World War and finally ceased…
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