Set in a former cider making factory, visitors can explore original champagne-cider cellars and view cidermaking equipment, a cooper's workshop and a vat house.
Listen to oral history recordings and view 19th century watercolours of cider apples and perry pears and appreciate the delicately engraved collection of English lead crystal cider glasses. dating from the 18th century onwards.
The ground floor is fully accessible for wheel chair users and there are books and computers available showing the cellar displays. The Orchard Tea Room and toilets are situated on the ground floor and there is a lift giving access to the Beam Press Gallery where art exhibitions are held.
There are various inter-active computers to view as well as vintage film and other audio visual presentations.
Groups are welcome and discounted admission charges apply for parties of 15 or more. We offer tutored cider tastings, orchard visits, guided tours and ploughman's lunches when booked in advance. There is designated coach parking.
I once visited this museum around thirty years ago when Bulmers was on the same site. I enjoyed my tour equally as an adult as much as I did back then. You don't have to be a cider drinker to appreciate this attraction as they touch upon so many different aspects of the apple and what can be done with it. Although the cider production plant has moved further out of the town, this museum has still retained its charm and appeal. I found the recent tour to be really informative, interesting and at times quite humorous and to go along with that statement, excellent value for money. With a huge Calendar of events you can just time your visit right when they have something special on and get even more value for money. I'm actually looking forward to visiting this museum again, which is the sign of a great attraction.