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Hereford Cider Museum

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Address: 21 Ryelands Street, Hereford HR4 0EF, England
Phone Number:
+44 1432 354207
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
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Visit this museum in the heart of Herefordshire and learn about the history...

Visit this museum in the heart of Herefordshire and learn about the history of cidermaking. Discover how apples were harvested, milled, pressed and the juice fermented to produce cider. Walk through the fascinating champagne cider cellars and find out how two 19th century brothers created the Bulmers empire. Visits include a free sample of cider in the gift shop. There is a tea room and free parking.

Annual Cidermaking festival in October, see website for details.

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a good time

we looked round the factory before the museum it was very interesting seeing the huge vats containing thousands of litres of liquid to be processed a trip round the museum and a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we looked round the factory before the museum it was very interesting seeing the huge vats containing thousands of litres of liquid to be processed a trip round the museum and a meal and drink rounded off a great visit

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Launceston, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum was opposite the Travelodge hotel we stayed at, so very convenient to pop in for a tour! The museum is self-guided, so you are left to yourself to explore, which is fine except when you want to ask questions on the spot, although the staff were very helpful and friendly. Very interesting and worth a visit.

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Thank Amy K
Cambridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spending New Year just outside Hereford, we (a group of 7 adults) were looking for things to do & places to see. The Cider Museum hardly featured on any local tourist websites, but the brown 'tourist' signs caught our eye and we were pleased to find the place open. I think the volunteer manning the welcome counter must have thought... More 

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Thank Dryhen
Management response:

Hello Dryhen, Thank-you for the lovely review. We're a great place to come on a rainy January day! We'd be very interested in which websites you looked at so we can try to address the problem you described of lack of local coverage. Best wishes, Elizabeth. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum friendly staff and shop with sampling. Brilliant well worth visiting. A great selection at good prices in the shop at the end.

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Thank Sheila S
Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fascinating museum covering the history of cider making, the Bulmer family and development of Bulmer's in Hereford. Good sections on the workforce and how Fred Bulmer cared for his workers. Lots of inter active displays both adults and youngsters. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit crowned by a very friendly lady on reception who makes excellent cups if tea. The... More 

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Fairford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had a weekend in Herefordshire and I persuaded my husband that this museum sounded interesting - I was right, we both thoroughly enjoyed it and spent a couple of hours there and were fascinated by the displays and the history of Bulmers. The two ladies who were looking after the place were also very welcoming and made us some... More 

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Billingshurst, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Make sure you follow the signposts. A good visit. Not too expensive with excellent displays to explain the details of cider manufacture. There is a scandalous problem at the moment since the local Council are being awkward about granting an alcohol licence. The company are appealing and need support.

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Thank Robert S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Stayed at Travelodge with work and had some spare time. Called in here as it is in the carpark of the travelodge and was pleasantly suprised. Interesting couple of hours.

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Thank Nigel C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This was an interesting an informative museum about the history and methodology of cider making, which in itself was good. However, when we visited they had no license and so could not sell any cider for consumption on or off the premises. This is surely just poor management. The tasting at the end of the tour was also disappointing, as... More 

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Rhondda, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Hereford & noticed the brown tourist signs for this place. Self guide museum, fascinating history of the Bulmer family & cider making process. Lovely helpful, knowledgeable staff. Would definitely recommend & am now off to enjoy the purchase i made👍.

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