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The Cider Museum

      
Hereford Herefordshire England
Description : 

The Cider Museum is a social history museum housed in an original 1889 cidermaking factory. There's far more to the building than first meets the eye, and no wonder - it's designed to look at the whole cidermaking industry, from its earliest beginnings through to the mass production methods which exist today. Visitors can find out about methods - how the apples were milled and pressed and how the resulting juice was fermented to produce cider - and about Herefordshire's history.

The original champagne cider cellars are very atmospheric, displaying over ten thousand bottles in racks where the "Methode Champagnoise" (a bottle fermentation process used in French Champagne production) was first applied to cider in 1905. Other parts of the cellars contain a cooper's work-shop and a vat house.

Push-button oral history recordings of Bulmer's workers are fascinating, and so too are the accompanying vintage films. Two highlights of the collection are the rare English lead crystal cider glasses dating from 1740 onwards and stunningly accurate 19th century watercolours of cider apples and perry pears.

The museum has simple interactives for children and we like to see families visiting. Download the group booking form is you wish to have a guided tour and your party is over 12 guests. Visits to the shop and tearoom only are also welcome. We have been told we sell the biggest selection of craft ciders in the county!


2018 Key Events

Wed 16th May  International Cider and Perry Competition. This highly respected competition is open to cider and perry makers across the world. The tearoom is taken over by cider!

Wed 20th June  Herefordshire Walking Festival - a guided walk round the orchards of Letton and Woonton, ending at the Cider Museum. Cream tea and museum visit included.

Sat 20th Oct - Apple Day. A celebration of cider making and apples at the museum. Includes heritage craft displays, apple juice making, children's activities, meet the cider makers and more.

For Spooky Halloween in the cellars, tutored cider tastings, talks and more, see our website for further details.

Opening times:
Monday-Saturday, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Open Bank Holiday weekends

Everyone is welcome.

Further details call 01432 354207 or enquiries@cidermuseum.co.uk 

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The Black & White House Museum

         
Hereford Herefordshire England
Description : 

A magnificent Jacobean half-timbered building in the heart of Hereford City, now a wonderfully preserved house, furnished in period style.

 


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Black and White House Museum

      
Hereford Herefordshire England
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History Lives Here


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16th Century Painted Room

         
Ledbury Herefordshire England
Description : 

Number 1 Church Street in Ledbury stands at the junction of the 'Kings Highway' with the east/west track, leading from Hereford Cathedral to Ledbury Parish Church, and has undoubtedly been the site of continuous human activity for more than 1,000 years.

 


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Butcher Row House Museum

         
Ledbury Herefordshire England
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The museum, in Church Lane, is one of a row of 15 burgage houses and shops, many of them butchers which ran down the middle of what is now the High Street. They were bought out by public subscription in 1830 and one or two were re-erected; this one used to be in the back garden of 14 High Street before moving to its current home.

 


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