The volunteers at the Waterworks Museum in Hereford were delighted to receive a visit from Alex Sobel, M.P. for Leeds North West and Shadow Minister for Tourism and Heritage, during a recent family visit to Herefordshire.
The Museum reopened to visitors at the beginning of July following major changes in the Visitor Centre (funded by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund) and the creation of a Covid-secure one-way route to tour the Museum. Bar the installation of an elevated steel walkway to create the one-way system, all the work was completed by volunteers.
Alex Sobel, M.P. said: ‘Industrial museums like the Waterworks Museum in Hereford are not just vital to preserve our industrial heritage but a wonderful day out for the whole family. The Waterworks Museum have one of the best outdoor play areas with interactive water pumps. I would urge people to visit this museum.’
Chairman, Richard Curtis said: ‘These are difficult times for all museums as we recover from periods of lengthy shut down due to Covid-19, so it was great to receive the support of the Shadow Minister. We loved being able to showcase the brilliant work of our volunteers as we discussed the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on small charities such as ours.’