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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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