Classified by English Heritage as "a site of clear national importance", the museum is home to the oldest working triple expansion steam engine in the UK and probably has the widest range of working pumps and engines.
- Souvenir Shop
- Full disabled access
Waterworks Museum – Hereford
Broomy Hill Hereford Herefordshire HR4 0LJ
Static: Tue 1100-1600. In Steam: 2nd & last Sunday in month & BHol 31 Mar-Oct from 1200. (Closed around Christmas & New Year.)
By Rail: Hereford / 3 miles
Step into a Victorian water-pumping station in full steam, with the oldest triple expansion steam engine (Worth Mckenzie 1895) working in Britain, in a beautiful setting by the River Wye. With many historic steam, beam, gas, hot-air and diesel engines all working, plus wind pump and an overshot waterwheel.
This is industrial heritage is brought to life through the massive working pumping engines, telling the historic story of drinking water.
The museum has an outdoor Play'N'Learn Zone (Heritage Water Park) which contains nine life-size hands-on exhibits for the enjoyment of all visitors, but designed for children. It is also home to a permanent exhibition of Hereford's secret role in WW2. Light and sound display illustrating modern water treatment sytems. Exhibition of early water closets and history of the syphonic cistern.
There is more to this museum than you can imagine.