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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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GALA DAY AT THE WATERWORKS MUSEUM

On Sunday, 31 July 2016 The Right Worshipful Mayor of Hereford, Councillor Jim Kenyon will officially open two new engine displays in the Southall Gallery at the Waterworks Museum. Two fine examples of historic engines have been restored to their former glory by the Museum’s volunteer engineers: an extremely rare Campbell gas engine and a…
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160 YEARS OF PIPED WATER SUPPLY IN HEREFORD

Trustees of the Waterworks Museum were delighted to receive Mr Chris Jones, Chief Executive of Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, as their principal guest at an open day to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the first piped water supply to residents of Hereford in 1856.Welsh Water has been a partner and one of the Museum’s principal…
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26th JUNE 160th ANNIVERSARY OF HEREFORD WATER SUPPLY

On 26th June 2016, the Museum will be celebrating the 160th anniversary of the first piped water supply to the residents of Hereford in June 1856. Today we take fresh water coming from our taps for granted, but in Victorian times the availability of wholesome driving water could literally be the difference between life and…
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STIRLING ENGINE BICENTENARY ON APRIL 24TH

This year the Waterworks Museum, in partnership with the Stirling Engine Society, is dedicating the summer to the genius of the Rev. Robert Stirling to celebrate 200th anniversary of the first Stirling hot air engine patent in 1816. Our celebration will start on Sunday 24 April with the launch a new interactive exhibition and will culminate…
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A GREAT START TO THE NEW SEASON

Buoyed by better than forecast weather, the Waterworks Museum enjoyed a great start to the new season welcoming some 350 visitors over the extended Easter weekend. The Directors are delighted that our newest outdoor exhibit (the Noel Meeke Heritage Water Park) continues to draw an increasing number of families and children from near and far…
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Disabled Access Day

The Trustees were delighted to support Disabled Access Day, a national event about getting out and visiting a venue that had not been visited before, and nearly 40 disabled visitors and their carers enjoyed seeing the Museum’s collection. The event, which was most generously sponsored by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, was a late addition to the 2016 programme and one of…
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2016 AGM

The Museum’s Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 7 March 2016 when close to 40 Members approved proposals to mark the standing down of the Chairman, Dr Noel Meeke MBE, after 20 years of leading the Museum.  The AGM also passed routine business resolutions to approve the Trustees Annual Report and Accounts for 2015 and…
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Museum Honours Chairman

At the Annual General Meeting on Monday 7 March 2016, the Members of the Museum honoured the outgoing Chairman, Dr Noel Meeke MBE, by unanimously agreeing to a renaming of the Museum’s outdoor exhibition space as The Noel Meeke Heritage Water Park. Noel, who was also awarded a personal title of Honorary Companion of the Waterworks Museum,…
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Junk Modelling Day

Another great day at the Museum. About 40 - 50 children attend our junk modelling day. "Wonderful day, the children thoroughly enjoyed it and we mums don’t have to clear up the mess! Perfect!” [gallery columns="4" link="file" ids="2732,2731,2730,2727"]
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Work Starts on the Stirling Hot Air Engine Display

Work starts on the Stirling hot air engine display which will be on display throughout the summer 2016. [su_button url="https://www.waterworksmuseum.org.uk/discover/hot-air-engines/" style="flat" background="#2b3a42" radius="0" class="btn-primary"]MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE STIRLING ENGINE[/su_button]
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Extra in Steam Day

The Waterworks Museum is open every Tuesday all year round, except two weeks at Christmas and New Year.  It is staffed, managed and run entirely by volunteers to the highest professional standards. In Steam Days The Museum endeavours to have as many of its engines working as possible. Clearly vintage engines are subject to break-down and…
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