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Hereford Cider Museum

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21, Ryelands Street

At the Hereford Cider Museum, explore the story of traditional cidermaking: how apples were harvested, milled and pressed, and how the resulting juice was fermented to produce cider.

Walk through our reconstructed farm ciderhouse and see the complete set of travelling cidermaker's "tack". Some of the exhibits were used on farms in cidermaking districts up to 300 years before being presented to the museum.

Read about the Truck Act which allowed cider to be paid as part of agricultural worker's wages.

View the famous "Herefordshire Pomonas" - books illustrating many cider apples and perry pears grown from earliest times up to the present day.

Visit the original Champagne Cider cellars with their racks of bottles where the "Methode Champagnoise" (a bottle fermentation process used in French Champagne production) was first applied to cider in 1905.

See the hydraulic presses, Vat House and bottling machinery dating from the late 19th Century onwards.

Look at our coopers' workshop displaying tools similar to those used by coopers over four centuries.
Browse in the Museum gift shop and finally…..

Sample Hereford Cider Brandy, Cider Liqueur and Apple Aperitif.

School groups welcome - resources and facilities are linked into the UK National Curriculum. Research facilities by appointment.

Free Car and Coach Parking - all exhibits under cover.

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The Cider Museum is situated West of Hereford off the A438 Hereford to Brecon Road. Bus and train stations 30 minutes walk.

Hereford Cider Museum Postcode for SatNav: HR4 0LW


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+44 (0)1432 371 641

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