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Waterworks Museum Open Day for Families

Waterworks Museum Open Day for Families

Families are invited to the Waterworks Museum Open Day for Families on August 12th where the museum will be open between 12 – 4 pm with activities for the whole family.


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).

Future Waterworks Museum Family Open Day events will be held regularly throughout the year, please check the website for details.


Established in 1974, the 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.

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Fees & Tickets


Adults £6.00, Seniors £5.00 and Children £2.00

Event Location

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

Organiser: Waterworks Museum – Hereford

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