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Waterworks Museum Heritage Open Day

Waterworks Museum Heritage Open Day

It’s that time of year when the Waterworks Museum Heritage Open Day allows families to visit for FREE.

Waterworks Museum Heritage Open Day

On Sunday 29 September the Museum will be open in-steam with all engines working and the children’s Heritage Water Park open between 12pm – 4pm.


There are trails for the children and interactive devices across the Museum which visitors are encouraged to touch and use. This includes the Heritage Water Park (a children’s play ’n’ learn zone) in which there are nine life size devices for pumping, moving and filtering water.  Inside the Visitor Centre there is a play area for younger children.


Home to a permanent exhibition about Hereford in WW2 the museum is generally seen as a time capsule of social history for Herefordshire, the Marches and parts of Wales. With one of the widest range of working steam, oil, gas and hot air engines engines in the UK, many of which can be seen doing what they were intended for – pumping water, this will be a fantastic day out.

Refreshments & Gifts

Light refreshments and small souvenirs can be purchased in the cafe and visitor centre and picnics are permitted in the picturesque grounds.

Dogs will be permitted in the museum grounds providing they are on a leash and do not disturb other visitors (but, except for assistance dogs, not in the Museum building or in the Heritage Water Park).


Established in 1974, the Waterworks Museum is an independent working museum concerned primarily, but not exclusively, with the story of the supply of water for public consumption from earliest habitation to the close of the 20th century.

Places to visit and stay in Hereford
Hereford is an historical beautiful city with ancient buildings, folklore and history, riverside walks, independent shops  and a food lovers paradise. There are great events, indoor and outdoor activities, ideas for days out with the children & family. Visit our accommodation page for ideas on weekend breaks and family holidays in Hereford.

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Fees & Tickets

Free Event

Event Location

Waterworks Museum - Hereford Broomy Hill, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0LJ

Organiser: Waterworks Museum – Hereford

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