Waterworks Museum - Hereford

Waterworks Museum - Hereford

The Waterworks Museum - Hereford is a thriving industrial heritage museum and one of Hereford's leading attractions, with something for visitors of all ages. The Museum tells the story of of drinking water from early times to present day.

  • Experience the sights, smells and sounds of the bygone era of steam. We have 160 years worth of superb engineering, housed in Victorian water pumping station.
  • See the working engines on display - volunteer engineers are on hand to explain the history and workings of the engines
  • Watch the UK's oldest working triple-expansion steam engine in operation, as well as historic beam, gas and diesel engines spanning from the industrial revolution to the present day.
  • Enjoy the Play and Learn Water Park where children can learn about water, operate pumps, lift water from a well, push pumps and learn about water filtration.
  • Follow the Frog Trail designed for younger children
  • Discover what life was like in Hereford during World War Two
  • Picnic in our grounds or by the River Wye

Entry Cost

Free admission for Children under 16
See Museum web site for information about entry costs for adults.


The Museum is currently closed - please see website for re-opening dates and times.
  • Facilities

    • Baby changing
    • On-site cafe/restaurant
    • Gift shop
    • Picnic's welcome
    • Public toilets
  • Welcomes

    • Children welcome
    • Dogs welcome
    • Accepts groups
  • Accessibility

    • Disabled access
    • Disabled facilities
  • Parking

    • Free parking
    • Private parking
  • Special Features

    • Garden
    • Historical Interest
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Directions & Parking

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The Museum is located by the River Wye in Hereford, about 1 Km from the Cathedral and City Centre.

Waterworks Museum - Hereford Recommends

Visit Hereford's Miniature Railaway next to the Museum and walk along the River Wye to Breinton or Hereford City Center.