Waterworks Museum – Hereford
The story of drinking water brought to life through massive working pumping engines. Key exhibits include a triple-expansion and a twin-cylinder inverted steam engine (both by Worth McKenzie), a Simpson beam engine, rare hot-air, gas and diesel engines, hydraulic rams, turbines and pumps, overshot waterwheel and wind pump.
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Waterworks Museum - Hereford
Broomy Hill Hereford Herefordshire HR4 0LJ
Static Tue 1100-1600. In steam: 2nd & last Sunday in month & BHol Apr-Oct 1200-1600.
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.
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