Things for visitors (and especially young visitors) to do. The Waterworks Museum offers outdoor and indoor family fun and opportunities to learn for visitors of all ages, especially on a family open day when you can experience the sights, sounds and smells of the bygone age of steam.

Heritage Water Park

The main attraction for younger visitors is the Museum’s award-winning Heritage Water Park, which is also an active element of the Museum’s education offering.

The park is an outdoor exhibit comprising nine hands on artefacts designed to be used by children, but which are enjoyed by all our visitors.

It is also a safe space for parent/guardian supervised play and, in good weather, for family picnics.

Have fun learning

Inside the Museum, there are a range of activities for visitors from pre-school to early teens – dressing up/play area, quiz and colouring cards.

The ‘Freddy the Frog’ trail is very popular and around the Museum and there are pumps and replica water-lifting devices to try.

We also have Herefordshire’s only permanent exhibition to Hereford in World War 2. This has original artefacts from the Rotherwas Munitions Factory and information about the day that Hereford was bombed, and on many of our open days this also offers fun activities for children.