Collection & Archive

Hereford Cider Museum Trust is an Independent Charitable Trust (Charity number 1158061) and was founded in 1973 to preserve the history of cider making worldwide. The extensive collection includes cider mills, presses, bottles, old photographs, watercolours, advertising memorabilia and a rare collection of English lead crystal cider flutes.

The museum continues to collect artefacts associated with the history of cider making and has achieved Accreditation status (awarded by the Arts Council, England) for its standards of care applied to the collection.

The Archive of Cider Pomology (www.ArchiveOfCiderPomology.co.uk) is sponsored by the National Association of Cider Makers and provides a central depository for documents, books, images, maps and oral histories. The archive provides reserach facilities on subjects including orcharding, and cider and perry production. To make an appointment to view the archive email ciderpomologyarchive@gmail.com

MISSION STATEMENT

The Cider Museum aims to inspire and educate the public with regard to the past, present and future of the cider and perry industry by caring for and interpreting the material culture and heritage of the industry.

It also includes the support of the Arts in general for the benefit of the local community of Hereford.