A living history of water

Our attraction is open every Tuesday throughout the year, along with Steam and Open Days on selected Sundays from the end of March to October, so why not drop in and say hello. You'll find us close to the centre of Hereford.

We are open every Tuesday

Open to visitors from 11am to 4pm


Click below to see our news blog

  • Starting the Gas Engine
  • WWII firefighting
  • Museum drone video
  • 50th anniversary
  • Jesse Norman visit

Steam and Open Days

On steam days our steam driven engines are in full operation. On open days many of our other engines and pumps which will be working.

Our next steam day is July 21st.

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Steam Days

We are open around 20 Sundays a year when we have the pumps up and running using steam, the way they were originally made to work. 

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With over 50 amazing machines in our growing exhibition and with so many different types and sizes on show, there is always plenty to see.

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Water Fun

In the play area, our range of historical full-size devices are perfect for the youngsters to learn about lifting, pumping, moving, and filtering water.

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Cafe and Shop

Our museum Cafe has a  selection of hot and cold drinks, plus tempting and delicious fresh homemade scones, cakes and savories. Visit our shop too.

Our impressive collection of beam, hot air, gas and diesel engines includes the oldest working triple expansion steam engine in the UK

Open for 50 years and still going strong

The museum has been running since 1974 and is housed in the original Victorian Grade II* listed building that was the water pumping station for Hereford.



There is a disabled toilet available

Please read our disabled access and accessibility statements

Dogs are welcome but only assistance dogs can go into the buildings. All dogs must be on leads at all times. Please read the poster in reception for more information.

There is on site parking available and one of our volunteers is available should you need any help and guidance

We have an onsite café serving hot and cold drinks along with a selection of delicious food and cakes. We pride ourselves on the fresh homemade items we have available on offer, so why not treat yourself.

We're easy to find, we're at Broomy Hill, Hereford, HR4 0LJ

By Car : Just set your SatNav to HR4 0JL

By Train : We are just a short taxi ride (approx 3.2 km) from Hereford Train Station

By Bus : Unfortunately there are no bus routes stopping near the Museum

We visited the Waterworks Museum - Hereford on an In Steam day today and what a treat it was. We have two young children and they thoroughly enjoyed watching the engines in motion and some hands on activities too. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming especially engaging our two young boys! We would definitely return to this hidden gem! We only live 10 minutes away but have never visited, we would definitely return! Would recommend to anyone. 

Jane C, Hereford