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Dr Noel Meeke

The Weirdness of Water On 24th October a large gathering of family, volunteers, members and close associates, met at the Waterworks Museum in Hereford at the invitation of Emeritus Chair Dr Noel Meeke MBE, who will shortly be stepping down from his formal roles at the Museum after two and a half decades as a…
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‘Emma’ steams into new home

        Herefordshire Council’s steam road roller, Emma, has been formally entrusted to the Waterworks Museum in Hereford. The event, held on Sunday 30 September, was attended by the Chairman of Herefordshire Council, Cllr Brian Wilcox, and cabinet member transport and regulatory services, Cllr Barry Durkin. Herefordshire Council first took delivery of Emma, who…
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Museum Volunteers Win Prestigious Award

Two years ago, the Trustees of the Waterworks Museum were were very proud when the efforts of the Heritage Water Park team of volunteers were recognised and the project was declared the winner of the inaugural West Midlands Museum Development Volunteers Project Award. Today, the Trustees are thrilled to announce that this award has been…
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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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