Forging ahead with new attractions for 2020

Waterworks New Attractions

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 family.

The Museum is open every Tuesday (11am – 4pm) throughout the year, with a small selection of engines and pumps working, and also on the second and last Sunday of the month and Bank Holidays, from 29th March until 25th October 2020, when all engines and pumps will be working.  Visitors will have twenty opportunities to experience the sights sounds and smells of a bygone age, enjoy interactive exhibits - especially in the children’s Heritage Water Park, and learn about life in Hereford during WW2.

These are the popular annual events and the new attractions for visitors in 2020:

Popular events New for 2020
Stationary engine rally (Easter Sunday) WW2/VE Day (Fri 8th & Sun 10th May)
Historic Water Supply - Leominster (Mon 13th Apr) Blacksmithing demonstration (Sun 14th June)
Steampunk Weekend (Sat 25th & Sun 26th Apr) Cart Shed & Country Crafts (Sun 12th July)
Founders’ Weekend (Sun 24th & Mon 25th May) Firefighting in times gone by (Sun 27th Sept)
Annual Gala Day (Sun 26th July) Victorian Christmas Fayre (Sun 13th Dec)
Key water technologies (Sun 30th / Mon 31st Aug)  
Heritage Open Day (13th Sept)  
Stirling Engine Rally (Sun 11th Oct)  


The Museum will also be holding Family Open Days open on Sundays 29th March; 10th & 31st May; 28th June; 9th August; and 25th October. There will again be six children’s events in the school holidays, including two new ‘Young Engineer’ activity days.

Richard Curtis, Museum Chairman said: ‘Whilst 2020 will be a busy year for our Volunteers we are delighted to be able to offer some new attractions this year, as well as our popular annual events. I’m also pleased to confirm that admission prices will not be increased and free admission for under 16s will continue in 2020.’

For information about the events and children’s activities go to: (Select: annual calendar / children’s activity days) or follow the Waterworks Museum on Facebook or Twitter (@WaterworkMuseum).

For information about the Waterworks Museum contact:

Childrens Activity Days 2020WWMH Calendar 2020