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Waterworks Museum – Hereford

Hereford's Victorian Water Pumping Station, a grade II* Listed Building and home to the Waterworks Museum - Hereford.
Hereford's Victorian Water Pumping Station, a grade II* Listed Building and home to the Waterworks Museum - Hereford.
The enormous (IMechE EHA award winning) triple expansion steam engine (Worth McKenzie - 1895) is what all visitors come to see.
The enormous (IMechE EHA award winning) triple expansion steam engine (Worth McKenzie - 1895) is what all visitors come to see.
The Museum is a centre of excellence for hot-air engine enthusiasts - here we see a ½ hp Hayward Tyler engine from 1890
The Museum is a centre of excellence for hot-air engine enthusiasts - here we see a ½ hp Hayward Tyler engine from 1890
The Museum hosts numerous rallies throughout the year (see website for details) - here we see the Hereford & District Preservation Society who show their engines on our courtyard every year.
The Museum hosts numerous rallies throughout the year (see website for details) - here we see the Hereford & District Preservation Society who show their engines on our courtyard every year.
Restoring and showing historic engines and pumps in working order is what we do best at Waterworks Museum - Hereford
Restoring and showing historic engines and pumps in working order is what we do best at Waterworks Museum - Hereford
The Children's Water Heritage Park is a Play'n'Learn zone with 9 life size exhibits which visitors of all ages enjoy operating
The Children's Water Heritage Park is a Play'n'Learn zone with 9 life size exhibits which visitors of all ages enjoy operating

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Operator

Waterworks Museum - Hereford

Address

Broomy Hill Hereford Herefordshire HR4 0LJ

  • 01432 357 236
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  • View website

Open days

Static Tue 1100-1600. In steam: 2nd & last Sunday in month & BHol Apr-Oct 1200-1600.

Travel

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.  Many historic steam, beam, gas, hot-air and diesel engines all working plus wind pump and overshot waterwheel. Two Hayward-Tyler hot-air engines working and pumping water. Many single-cylinder internal combustion engines plus a five-cylinder Blackstone diesel engine (1939). This is industrial heritage brought to life through massive working pumping engines telling the historic story of drinking water.

The Museum has an outdoor Play'N'Learn Zone (Heritage Water Park) which contained 9 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.

Events

Sun 8th Jul 2018: Annual Gala Day

The Mayor of Hereford will open a new exhibit and visitors will be entertained by a parade of historic vehicles and the Hereford Concert Band.

Classic Cars / Industrial / Open Day / Stationary Engines / Stationary Steam / Wind/Water Mills

Sun 26th - Mon 27th Aug 2018: Focusing on the Pelton Wheel

As well as restoring and displaying rare and important engines and pumps connected with public water supply, which can be seen on any in-steam visit to…

Open Day

Sun 9th Sep 2018: Heritage Open Day

Step Free-of-charge into a Victorian water pumping station in steam and see many oil, petrol, gas and hot-air engines working. Oldest triple-expansion…

Models / Stationary Engines / Stationary Steam / Wind/Water Mills

Sun 14th Oct 2018: National Stirling Engine Rally

Chosen in 2016 to celebrate the bicentenary of the first Stirling Engine patent, each year the musuem hosts a national gathering of hot-air engines…

Industrial / Models / Stationary Engines / Stationary Steam / Wind/Water Mills

Sun 28th Oct 2018: Last Steaming for 2018

This is the 21st and last chance to see the wonderful engines and pumps working 'in steam' at the Waterworks Museum in 2018. 

Open Day

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