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HRH the Countess of Wessex arrives at the Cider Museum

Chairman of the Trustees Dr David Marshall and trustees Helen Thomas (Westons), Callum Bulmer, Alexander Brinkerink (Heineken.)

HRH was very interested in the branding of the craft ciders found in the shop.

The Countess was an very enjoyable visitor to show round, with a real interest in the details.

Tom Oliver and James and Susannah Forbes represented Herefordshire cider makers and the Three Counties Cider and Perry Association.

The Countess meets Bulmer Pensioners who worked in the bottling line and remember the cellars full of Pomagne.

Meeting the Little Pomona team of James and Susanna Forbes.

Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire Lady Darnley.

Entry forms are now available for the International Cider & Perry Competition taking place on Wednesday 16th May, details and forms downloadable from the Cider & Perry Competition page.


Free admission to the gift shop and cafe. The gift shop stocks a large selection of local cider and perry along with Herefordshire Cider Brandy and the cafe serves lovely homemade cakes, sandwiches and soup.



Thank-you EVERYONE who made the Apple Day go so well – visitors, volunteers, staff, cidermakers, stall holders, archers, cooper (what a star), Sunshine Radio, The Ciderologist and Westons, Heineken and Chase, and everyone who shared the event.


We were finalists in the Visit Herefordshire tourism awards recently and won two ‘Highly Commended’ for Best Visitor Attraction and Best Conference Centre.



Don’t forget you can now listen to an audio tour as you go around the Museum from your own smart phone, thanks to the new Golden Fire app.

Search for the ‘Golden Fire’ app from either the Apple iTunes App Store or the Google Play Android App Store and download for free.  You can either download before your visit or wait until you arrive.