Hertford Museum

Hertford Museum
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The newly refurbished Hertford Museum opened in February 2010, thanks to the generous support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, and many other kind donations. It was established in 1903 and is located in a 17th century town house with an attractive Jacobean style garden.

The displays on the ground floor tell the story of the early days of the museum, where objects from all over the world where collected, including exotic animals, Japanese armour and fossils. The whole of the first floor of the museum is dedicated to telling the story of the town and the townsfolk. A ring of Hertford faces shows Hertford’s famous and good. Visitors can find out about these people by dialling an old phone.

Find out all about childhood in Hertford, free time, health and wellbeing, shopping and the many industries that have shaped the town. See how big Hertford Castle really was with our model of the building in 1550. Find out all about the Hertfordshire Regiment and the stories of local men and women who fought and worked for their country.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 1000-1700
Closed Sun Mon & public holidays

Admission charges

Admission Free

Extensive collections from Hertford, Hertfordshire and beyond. Local archaeology, social history, photographs, paintings and prints, plus ethnographic collection and Hertfordshire regiment collection.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Industry, Natural Sciences, Photography, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Trade and Commerce, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Bringing Home the Bacon

Bringing Home the Bacon

  • 14 July — 20 October 2018 *on now

14th July – 20th October 2018
Tuesday – Saturday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Discover how we have sourced and consumed food in Hertford in this fascinating exhibition illustrated by a wealth of objects from the museum’s collection.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free entry

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Hidden Hertford

Hidden Hertford Walks

  • 23 October 2016 — 23 October 2106 *on now

Why not take a leisurely stroll to work up an appetite on a Sunday morning? All walks begin at 11am. Booking is essential.

Hertford Town Centre on Sunday 16th October led by Philip Sheail
Hertford and its Castle on Sunday 23rd October led by Gill Cordingley
Parliament Square on Sunday 6th November led by Jean Riddell
At World’s End on Sunday 27th November led by Peter Ruffles


Due to lack of donations on our previous walks, there is now a small charge to take part; this has to be paid when booking your place, either in person at the museum or by credit/debit card over the telephone. £2.00 per person.

Admission

£2.00 per person

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Microfest

Microfest! A Mini Beer Festival at Hertford Museum

  • 28 July 2018 12-8pm

Saturday 28th July 12pm-8pm
Come and discover a selection of cask and bottled real ales from Hertfordshire based New River Brewery! With live music throughout the day in our beautiful garden, licensed bar, hot snacks and free kids craft activity, there’s plenty to enjoy for the whole family!
Free Entry

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free Entry

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Creepy Crawlies

Summer at Hertford Museum: Week 1 - Creepy Crawlies

  • 31 July — 2 August 2018

Drop in and take part in beautiful crafts inspired by insect illustrations in our Victorian scrapbook. Paint a bee, butterfly or dragonfly pebble to take home.
Tues 31st July - Thurs 2nd August, 10.30-3.30pm (last entry 3pm).
£2 per child. Free spaces available *

*Free places
For children of low income families
Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
• 65 FREE places available for our drop in activities on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Proof of low income in the form of a benefits letter or tax credits aware letter must be shown at the time of booking sessions or upon arrival at drop in sessions.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£2 per child

Food Glorious Food

Summer at Hertford Museum: Week 2 - Food Glorious Food

  • 7 — 9 August 2018

Be inspired by our summer exhibition and print with food to make scrumptious still life pictures. Then make your own fake food to take-away!
Tues 7th August – Thurs 9th August, 10.30-3.30pm (last entry 3pm).
£2 per child. Free spaces available *


*Free places
For children of low income families
Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
• 65 FREE places available for our drop in activities on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Proof of low income in the form of a benefits letter or tax credits aware letter must be shown at the time of booking sessions or upon arrival at drop in sessions.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£2 per child

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Recycle

Summer at Hertford Museum: Week 3 - Old into New

  • 14 — 16 August 2018

Discover how to upcycle crisp packets, plastic bags and other food packaging into something cool and creative to wear!
Tues 14th August – Thurs 16th August, 10.30-3.30pm (last entry 3pm).
£2 per child. Free spaces available *

*Free places
For children of low income families
Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
• 65 FREE places available for our drop in activities on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Proof of low income in the form of a benefits letter or tax credits aware letter must be shown at the time of booking sessions or upon arrival at drop in sessions.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£2 per child

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Homemade Spa!

Homemade Spa!

  • 17 August 2018 10:30am-12pm

Friday 17th August, 10.30 am – 12.00 pm
Bookable in advance; £6.50 per child
Maximum 16 spaces, Ages 10+
Come along and make your own lip balm, bath bomb and bath scrub!
Tickets can be booked at Hertford Museum or via ticketsource.co.uk

Suitable for

  • 11-13

Admission

£6.50 per child
Age 10+

Old Map

Summer at Hertford Museum: Week 4 - Around the World

  • 21 — 23 August 2018

Help us celebrate the global breadth of our museum collections by creating a map-mobile. Create crafty animals inspired by the adventures of Victorian explorer Alfred Russell Wallace.
Tues 21st August – Thurs 23rd August, 10.30-3.30pm (last entry 3pm).
£2 per child. Free spaces available *

*Free places
For children of low income families
Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
• 65 FREE places available for our drop in activities on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Proof of low income in the form of a benefits letter or tax credits aware letter must be shown at the time of booking sessions or upon arrival at drop in sessions.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£2 per child

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Dinosaur

Summer at Hertford Museum: Week 5 - Dastardly Dinosaurs

  • 28 — 30 August 2018

Find out about dinosaurs and fossil hunting. Make a fabulous dinosaur jelly print, press your own dinosaur fossil and more!
Tues 28th August – Thurs 30th August, 10.30-3.30pm (last entry 3pm).
£2 per child. Free spaces available *

*Free places
For children of low income families
Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
• 65 FREE places available for our drop in activities on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Proof of low income in the form of a benefits letter or tax credits aware letter must be shown at the time of booking sessions or upon arrival at drop in sessions.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 0-4
  • 7-10

Admission

£2 per child

Hertford Museum
18 Bull Plain
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG14 1DT
England

Website

www.hertfordmuseum.org

E-mail

hertfordmuseum@btconnect.com

Telephone

01992 582686

Fax

01992 552100

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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