The Cider museum is open to visitors: 10:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Saturday.
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. It is housed in the original 1888 Bulmer's factory, and it tells the story of cidermaking across Britain, although local social history of course features very strongly.
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 email@example.com
Events & Exhibitions
The Museum organises a programme of events including the International Cider & Perry Competition in May and the Cidermaking Festival in October.
The museum welcomes all educational users - contact us to see what we can do for you.
We are currently developing workshop for primary school children.