What to see, do and explore when you visit the museum

The museum is a great place for everyone and with 150 years of engineering history and pumps operating on our working and steam days, there's so much to see and do.

There is a water park and trails for the children and so much more for the enthusiast to enjoy.

Our team of dedicated volunteers look forward to welcoming you and sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for all things  to do with pumps and water.

. . .  and with a cafe serving a delicious selection of home made cakes and pastries, and museum shop to explore, it really is a great place to visit for everyone.

If you would like to visit us as a group (10 or more), do get in touch and we will help make your day something special

We are open every Tuesday 11.00am to 4.00pm throughout the year, plus selected Sundays during the summer

We are easy to find, just set your SatNav to HR4 0LJ and follow the brown Waterworks Museum signs 

Broomy Hill, Hereford, HR4 0LJ

Walking /Cycling

We are within a mile walking/ cycling distance of the city centre, follow the Wye Valley walk in the direction of Hay-on-Wye.

. . . and our Water Park is not just for the kids . . .

If you are curious about how things work, then spend some time in our Water Park.  The Noel Meeke Heritage Water Park is unique in the UK and is aimed primarily at young people but everyone is encouraged to have a go with the historic water devices. 

Your can interact with full-size devices for lifting, pumping, moving and filtering water which have been used down the generations. In a totally safe environment children can have immense fun and learn at the same time the difficulties of obtaining water in days gone by.

Great things to see and do at the Waterworks Museum

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Water Park

Our award winning Water Park lets you immerse in the fun of water, from lifting and pumping, to moving and filtering.

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Cafe & Picnic Area

We offer a selection of hot and cold drinks, plus a delicious selection of fresh homemade scones, cakes and savouries.

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Model Railway

Why not try and combine your visit to the museum with the Hereford Society of Model Engineers next door and take a ride?

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Our WWII exhibition gives an insight into day to day life and the fire-fighting equipment used at the Rotherwas Munitions.

The Volunteers at the Waterworks Museum want to make your visit to the museum as enjoyable as possible.

A description of the museum building and grounds, most of which is accessible to everyone, is provided in our Accessibility Guide (which is available in a number of formats).

However, being a Victorian water pumping station, our floors and external surfaces are not all flat and even, and the upper part of the museum site is on higher ground.

Assistance dogs are welcomed throughout the museum.

For those who need some additional assistance our volunteers are always on hand to help and we are able to provide a mobility scooter and wheelchair for visitor use.

Our volunteers are always happy to describe our engines and pumps or read signs and other information to support visually impaired visitors.

For more information please email: info@waterworksmuseum.org.uk

An excellent museum, with a large number of water pumps and other equipment to provide our clean water. I particularly enjoyed the working machinery and the exhibition about water treatment, which must be the most important public health measure of all time!

John C, Wales

Maps & Guides to help you find us and when you're here

We want you to have a great time at the Waterworks Museum and to help you enjoy your visit, so why not take a look at our site plans. Click on the icons below for your personal guides to the Waterworks Museum. We look forward to seeing you.

More information to help you plan your visit can be found using our Accessibility Guides

Accessibility Guide Black & White

Accessibility Guide Dyslexia Version

Accessibility Guide Standard