September, 2020

sun27sep12:00 PM4:00 PMWaterworks Museum Fighting Fires In Times Gone By12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Waterworks Museum, Broomy Hill, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0LJ, UK

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Waterworks Museum Fighting Fires In Times Gone By

See all engines working during family open days at The Waterworks Museum Fighting Fires In Times Gone By event in Hereford.

The ability to better fight fires was an indirect benefit of a more reliable supply of water from Victorian times and is one of the less well-known stories we tell at the Waterworks Museum (with stories relating to Hereford & Ross on Wye in particular). This exhibit allows the visitor to compare local history, with the firefighting of today.

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Open day in steam: Whatever your reasons for visiting the Waterworks Museum – Hereford, there is so much more to see than just big engines and industrial heritage.

Whatever the weather, we have something to offer all visitors including family groups with children.

The Waterworks Museum traces the history of drinking water from the cave-dwellers up to the present day through wonderful working engines, superb display panels, guidebooks and films and the knowledge shared by the Museum’s volunteers. Classified by English Heritage as “a site of clear national importance”, the Museum is home to the oldest working triple-expansion steam engine in the UK and probably has the widest range of working pumps and engines.

The Noel Meeke Heritage Water Park is unique in the UK and is aimed primarily at young people but ALL visitors are encouraged to enter and have a go with the historic water devices. During family open days at The Waterworks Museum visitors 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.

Free admission for:
Visiting public under the age of 16
Members of the Waterworks Museum.
Members of the Museums Association (cards to be shown).
Visitors bearing complimentary admission cards (cards to be given up).
Coach drivers/couriers (plus free tea/coffee).

Refreshments
Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks are always available.

Admission of dogs
Museum policy is that dogs may be admitted to the Museum grounds on a leash, but for the safety of other visitors this is always at the discretion of Museum staff. Dogs are not permitted in the Museum buildings or the Noel Meeke Heritage Water Park (with the exception of Assistance Dogs).

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Time

(Sunday) 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Waterworks Museum

Broomy Hill, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0LJ, UK

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Waterworks MuseumWhatever your reasons for visiting the Waterworks Museum - Hereford, there is so much more to see than just big engines and industrial heritage. Whatever the weather, we have something to offer all visitors including family groups with children.

Contact

Tel: 01432 357236
Email: info@waterworksmuseum.org.uk

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