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WATERWORKS MUSEUM CLOSED EVENTS IN MARCH/APRIL CANCELLED

The Directors have today taken the unprecedented step of closing the Waterworks Museum until the end of April.  This has been necessary to protect the health and wellbeing of the Museum’s community of Volunteers in the TW wake of the Coronavirus outbreak as a large proportion of volunteers are in the higher risk category for…
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Forging ahead with new attractions for 2020

2019 was a very successful year for the Hereford Waterworks Museum and 2020 promises to be even better with a range of new events to entertain visitors. The award-winning Waterworks Museum is not just a destination for steam and history enthusiasts -  it is one of Herefordshire’s leading attractions with plenty to interest the whole…
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Royal Visitor at Waterworks Museum

Royal Visitor at Hereford Waterworks Museum On 3rd October volunteers at the Waterworks Museum were delighted to welcome a very special visitor - His Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester. The Duke, accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire, Lady Darnley, spent an hour touring the Museum and chatting with volunteers. The Museum visit was…
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Volunteer Wins Prestigious Award

Hereford Waterworks Museum Volunteer Wins Prestigious Award On 11 September Alex Rowe, 20, attended an award ceremony at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre where he was announced the winner of the West Midlands Museum Development 2019 Volunteer (Young Person) Award. A final year blacksmithing student at Herefordshire & Ludlow College (Holme Lacy), and the Waterworks Museum’s…
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Waterworks Museum Annual Gala Day

Mayor of Hereford opens new display at Waterworks Museum This year’s annual Gala Day at the Waterworks Museum (Sunday 28th July) saw the Mayor of Hereford, Councillor Kath Hey, unveil a plaque to inaugurate a new display with an interesting and unexpected connection to Hereford. The 1911 Hindley ‘Alcazar’ steam engine originally pumped saline water…
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Steampunks In Hereford

Over the weekend of 27th/28th April, the Waterworks Museum came alive with the vibrant sound and colour of Hereford’s third Steampunk Festival and some fantastic family entertainment, which kept visitors enthralled all weekend. Throughout the event, visitors (who included the Mayor of Hereford, Cllr. Sue Boulter) were entertained by brilliant acts of juggling, balance, illusion…
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HDPS Stationary Engine Rally

The Hereford & District Preservation Society traditionally makes a pilgrimage to the Waterworks Museum in Hereford on one of the first open days of each new season. This year it was Sunday 14th April, sunny but bitterly cold. Nothing daunted, society members set their engines and vehicles out in exemplary fashion with, as usual, a…
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Steaming Ahead (2019 Events Calendar)

Hereford Waterworks Museum is not just a destination for steam and history enthusiasts, it is one of Herefordshire’s leading family attractions, including an award-winning children’s Heritage Water Park.  The Museum tells the history of drinking water through working engines and pumps, interactive displays and hands-on activities, and when the engines are in-steam, visitors can experience…
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Stirling Engine Rally

On 14 October, the Waterworks Museum in Hereford once again became the focus for hot-air enthusiasts from across the UK for the annual Stirling Engine Rally, despite the best attempt of the British weather to prevent it. Heavy rain had caused wide spread flooding and travel chaos for exhibitors and visitors, and the Museum’s rear…
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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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