Hertford Museum

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

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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.
Art of Arms

The Art of Arms

  • 5 July — 30 August 2014 *on now

From hand axes to samuri swords, this exhibition will showcase our extensive weaponry collections from around the world. We will be looking at design, decoration and use and examining the relationship people have with weapons; from a means to attack or defence to an important aspect of self identity.
Free Entry, Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
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.
Garden

Teas in the Garden at Hertford Museum

  • 26 April — 30 August 2014 *on now
  • 30 August 2014 11am-4pm
  • 27 September 2014 11am-4pm

On the last Saturday of the month throughout the summer pop in and treat yourself to a cream tea or a slice of homemade cake and relax in our beautiful Jacobean style knot garden.
Starting 26th April 2014

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Stay and Play

Stay and Play Saturdays at Hertford Museum

  • 2 August 2014 10:30am-3:30pm
  • 6 September 2014 10:30am-3:30pm

Saturdays: 3rd May, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August & 6th September 2014
10.30 am – 3.30 pm
On the first Saturday of each month, The Andrews Room at Hertford Museum will be open for families to enjoy a free play session. Come along and play with traditional wooden toys, make something crafty and read a book. Whilst you are here why not use the discovery station toys to explore the galleries too?
Free, just drop in, donations welcome

Suitable for

  • Any age
Hidden Hertford

Hidden Hertford Walks

  • 21 September 2014 From 11am

Why not take a leisurely stroll to work up an appetite on a Sunday morning? All walks are Free and begin at 11am. Booking is essential, please contact the museum on 01992 582686 or hertfordmuseum@btconnect.com to secure your place(s) and find out the meeting point for the walk.
Date Walk Walk Leader
8th June North Road Jean Riddell
29th June Rivers of Hartham Edgar Lake
27th July Central Hertford Philip Sheail
21st Sep Hidden Hertford Gill Cordingley

Spears and Sparring

Summertime at Hertford Museum - Spears and Sparring

  • 29 — 31 July 2014 *on now

There are plenty of things going on this summer at Hertford Museum to keep you occupied. Drop in over the holidays for lots of exciting family crafts and activities!
Spears and Sparring: Tuesday 29th - Thursday 31st July
All our activities run from 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm) and are £1.50 per child, just drop in!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

All our activities run from 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm) and are £1.50 per child, just drop in!

Hertford Museum Commemorates: A Special Evening Opening

  • 4 August 2014 6-8pm

Take a look at our permanent displays on the Hertfordshire Regiment and Hertford during the First World War. Take part in our FREE drop in family craft activity. Join the town in commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of war with a special service at Hertford War Memorial, Parliament Square, at 8pm

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Celebrate the 1970s

Summertime at Hertford Museum - Celebrate the 1970s

  • 5 — 7 August 2014

There are plenty of things going on this summer at Hertford Museum to keep you occupied. Drop in over the holidays for lots of exciting family crafts and activities!
Celebrate the 1970s!: Tuesday 5th - Thursday 7th August
All our activities run from 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm) and are £1.50 per child, just drop in!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

All our activities run from 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm) and are £1.50 per child, just drop in!

Classical Art

Summertime at Hertford Museum - Try your hand at Classical Art

  • 12 — 14 August 2014

There are plenty of things going on this summer at Hertford Museum to keep you occupied. Drop in over the holidays for lots of exciting family crafts and activities!
Try your hand at Classical Art: Tuesday 12th - Thursday 14th August
All our activities run from 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm) and are £1.50 per child, just drop in!

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 0-4
  • 7-10

Admission

All our activities run from 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm) and are £1.50 per child, just drop in!

Glorious Gardens

Summertime at Hertford Museum- Glorious Gardens

  • 19 — 21 August 2014

There are plenty of things going on this summer at Hertford Museum to keep you occupied. Drop in over the holidays for lots of exciting family crafts and activities!
Glorious Gardens: Tuesday 19th - Thursday 21st August
All our activities run from 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm) and are £1.50 per child, just drop in!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

All our activities run from 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm) and are £1.50 per child, just drop in!

Musical Mystery Tour

Musical Mystery Tour

  • 24 August 2014 2-4pm

Sunday 24th August 2014, 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Hertford Museum will once again be taking part in Hertford’s Musical Mystery Tour, details to be confirmed, for updates, please check our websites. Enjoy live music with a glass of pims in our beautiful knot garden. Free, pay bar.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Dinosaur Discoverers

Summertime at Hertford Museum - Dinosaur Discoverers

  • 26 — 28 August 2014

There are plenty of things going on this summer at Hertford Museum to keep you occupied. Drop in over the holidays for lots of exciting family crafts and activities!
Dinosaur Discoverers: Tuesday 26th - Thursday 28th August
All our activities run from 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm) and are £1.50 per child, just drop in!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

All our activities run from 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm) and are £1.50 per child, just drop in!

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