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Waterworks Museum, Hereford

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Broomy Hill, Hereford, HR4 0LJ.

Located in Hereford's Victorian water pumping station, the Waterworks Museum tells the fascinating story of the history of drinking water.

This Museum has one of the broadest collections of early pumping engines in the UK, powered by steam, gas, oil, diesel and petrol. Many of these are of national importance being one of the last, and in may cases the last or oldest working example, of its kind. This includes the oldest working in-situ pumping machinery built by Worth, Mackenzie and Co, including the IMechE Engineering Heritage Award winning pump installed in 1895.

The Museum is also a UK centre of excellence and home to Europe’s widest collection of Stirling hot-air engines

Please note - limited opening hours: this museum is open only one day a week, every Tuesday between 11am and 4pm. The museum also hosts 20 days a year (Sundays and bank holidays) when visitors can see up to 30 engines and pumps operating (in-steam)

  • Museum website, which includes detailed information about the main exhibits, details of opening times and options for private group visits.


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