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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 "Méthode Champenoise" (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 if 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!

 See our website for further details of forthcoming events.

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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Black & White House Museum

         
Hereford Herefordshire England
Description : 

History Lives Here !

 


 

bw 2A magnificent Jacobean half-timbered building in the heart of Hereford City, now a wonderfully preserved house, furnished in period style. 

 

Built in 1621 and home, in the past, to butchers, saddlers and bankers, explore the rooms which give a glimpse into daily life during the 17th Century.

 

The Black & White House Museum is a very welcoming place in the heart of the city. The house was built in 1621, and the museum gives an insight into 17th century life: after passing through the reception area and shop (where you can buy replica goods from the civil war period), the ground floor room tells the history of the period, with plenty of information panels and a model of Hereford at the time.

 

Moving upstairs to the re-created rooms from the 1640s, the museum visit becomes a lot more interactive: there is a dressing up rail of clothes, and visitors of all ages are encouraged to try them on and even to have pictures taken around the dining table.

 

The second floor has reproduction furniture and visitors are encouraged to be hands-on here - try out the bed and see how it was put together, discover what the bedstaves were for (to loosen up the bedding), and to examine (but not use!) the 'stool of ease.' Finally, don't miss the prodigal son story on the wall hangings in the smaller bedroom.

 

The museum is a welcome slice of history in the
centre of the commercial heart of Hereford and well worth the visit.

 

"loved dressing up and activities"
"it was amazing, it was great, we loved it"

 

The whole focus of the museum is firmly on the 17th Century and visitors can dress up and fully immerse themselves in the period.

 

Enjoy the hands-on activities for children and look out for special family events.

 

If you would be interested in volunteering at the Black and White House Museum please email us at culturalvolunteering@herefordshire.gov.uk

 

Email: herefordmuseums@herefordshire.gov.uk
Web: www.blackandwhitehouse.org
Telephone 01432 260694
High Town, Hereford, HR1 2AA

 

Opening times: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Sunday 11.30am-2.30pm Museum shop.
Wheelchair access ground floor only

Bringing history to life !

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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
Description : 

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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Leominster Museum

         
Leominster Herefordshire England
Description : 

Started in the 1970s, Leominster Museum has reflected town life for over 40 years. In 2015, it was selected to join five other small museums across England in the Arts Council funded Creative Museums project (see http://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/news/03112015). Exciting times ahead!

The Museum tells the story of Leominster and its people from pre Roman times to the present day. It has a cider house, stables and agricultural implements as well as the main building which also houses the collection of artefacts, pictures, photographs, postcards and documents, including a gallery holding an important collection of paintings and drawings by famous Leominster Victorian artist, John Scarlett Davis.

The Museum will open on the 26th of March, and close on the 29th of October 2016. The 2016 temporary exhibition will tell the story of some of the lost buildings of Leominster.

 

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