Hereford Cider Museum
- Café and/or Restaurant
- Wheelchair Access
- Child Friendly
The cider museum is very much geared towards school groups and has a vast array of activities for them to participate in, including apple pressing. With prior arrangement guided tours can be organised and teachers loan packs for pre and post visit activities can be provided. A room is available for packed lunches.
The ground floor, where the main exhibits and cafe are, is fully accessible. The upper floor art gallery and a cellar exhibit are not accessible.
Bus: 71 to Credenhill, 461 to Kington
Station: Hereford, 1 miles
Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm (Apr-Oct); 11am-3pm (Nov-Mar)
Mon & Sun: Closed
Children 4–17: £3
Get in Touch
Tel: 01432 354207
The Museum sells a range of local cider and perry and its own brandy, aperitif and liqueur, made on the premises. Local ciders include Westons, Ross-on-Wye Cider and Perry and Gwatkin Cider.
Tea, coffee and soft drinks are served at all times; Ploughman's lunches or finger buffets are available when booked in advance.
Set in a former cider-making factory, this museum is a well-researched homage to the history of the industry in Britain. A large collection of cider paraphernalia dating back to the early 18th century, combined with a working distillery, means that there’s plenty here to keep adults and children entertained for several hours.
Visitors can explore original cider champagne cellars, a cooper's workshop and a vat house, before perusing the vast collection of presses, horn drinking vessels, casks, early-printed pomonas (books of apples and pears that contain pictures and descriptions of varieties) and some quirky marketing and packaging from 1900. There’s also plenty of orchard-based art, from watercolours to old photographs, along with some oral history recordings and films.
Once you’ve satiated yourselves with cider history, it’s worth heading to the onsite distillery, King Offa, where they’re making cider bandy, cider liqueur and an apple aperitif.
- Orchard walks throughout summer
- Cider making festival in October: watch demonstrations of traditional cider making, coopering and blacksmithing, and partake in tutored cider tasting
- Christmas fair in December: an opportunity to buy local food and drink as gifts