- Museums and Art Galleries
- Parks and Playgrounds
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
The Waterworks Museum is based in a Victorian pumping station that served Hereford for 120 years, and tells the story of drinking water throughout the ages through a number of high-quality displays. Discover the progress of water supplies from the first cave dwellers at Symonds Yat, to the latest filtration and water pumping systems used in Hereford today.
The museum has a brilliant collection of engines, including the old working triple expansion steam pumping engine in the UK, which used to pump up to 1 million gallons of water per day! Kids will be able to see every method of motive power for water, except for animal power. The exhibits that are powered by electric motors can usually be seen working, but the internal combustion and steam engines can only be seen in action during the Open Days in Steam. There are also life-sized exhibits available for kids to have a go on, including a specially designed outdoor Play 'n' Learn Zone.
The open days are run on the second and last Sundays between April and October (1pm to 4pm), and offer a great opportunity to some ancient engines in action. Open days during the summer season provide additional attractions and activities.
- Picnics Allowed
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Broomy Hill, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0LJ, England
Click here to visit The Waterworks Museum's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Every Tuesday: 11:00- 4:00 Between April - October: 2nd & last Sundays and Bank Holidays (with all exhibits operating 'in-steam'): midday to 4:00 (in-steam from 13:00).
Adults: from £4.00, Seniors: from £3.00, Kids: from £2.00
The cafe provides drinks and light snacks only.
The children's Play 'n' Learn Zone (Heritage Water Park) is open April to October only.
Guide dogs are allowed
Toilets (male/female/disabled) are located in the Visitor Centre next to the entrance.
Baby food facilities
There are baby food/ milk warming facilities
Disabled parking available on the Museum forecourt
The Museum is not on a public transport route