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Hereford Cider Museum

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Address: 21 Ryelands Street, Hereford HR4 0EF, England
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+44 1432 354207
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Bit of a hidden gem

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dryhen
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Cambridge
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 November 29, 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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Thank AMWN
Billingshurst, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 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 November 9, 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 November 8, 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 November 5, 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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Thank Rhian76
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Was very quite the day we visited and unfortunately they didn't have a licence to be able to sell us any cider which was disappointing. Apart from that good little self guided tour so you can go at your own pace, informitive and fairly good value for what you get.

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Thank emma h
essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Fantastic place, we were there 2 hrs. A relative from the Bulmers family was there in the boardroom with hundreds of apples, which they are trying to save. Great tearoom, couldnt buy any cider though as they were waiting for the licence to come through. Bit dissapointing.

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