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.
Beautiful noise

Beautiful Noise: Hertford’s Musical Heritage

  • 11 July — 12 September 2015 *on now

11th July - 12th September 2015. Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
This Summer Hertford Museum will explore the diverse musical heritage of the county town and surrounding villages. From the 1700’s with Hertford’s first concert promoter to today’s vibrant music scene, visitors will discover how we have recorded, performed and listened to music through an eclectic mix of museum collections, oral history recordings and images.

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.
Notes

Gallery Sounds

  • 8 August 2015 2:30-3pm
  • 15 August 2015 2:30-3pm
  • 22 August 2015 2:30-3pm
  • 29 August 2015 2:30-3pm
  • 5 September 2015 2:30-3pm
  • 12 September 2015 2:30-3pm

Every Saturday over the summer holidays. 11th, 18th of July, 1st, 8th, 15th 22nd and 29th August, 5th and 12th September. Different musicians will perform an acoustic set for 30 minutes in the gallery, from church choirs to rock bands. Drop in and listen to performers between 2.30 pm and 3.00 pm

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free

Dinosaur

Dinosaur Crazy

  • 4 — 5 August 2015 10:30am-3:30pm *on now

Tuesday 4th - Wednesday 5th August. 10.30 am – 3.30 pm, £1.50 per child.
Drop in and have a go at designing your own dinosaur feet and more! All ages welcome

*On Wednesday 5th August, Rock Watch will be joining us- so come along and get hands on with geology!*

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£1.50 per child

Fossil

Fossil-tastic!

  • 6 August 2015 10:30am-12pm, 2:30-4pm

Thursday 6th August. 10.30 am – 12.00 pm and 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm
£4.50 per child. Booking essential. To book phone the museum on 01992 582686
Explore the crazy lives of fossils and then make your own to take home. Age 6+ only

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£4.50 per child

Saxon Treasure

Hertford’s Hoard

  • 11 — 12 August 2015 10:30am-3:30pm

Tuesday 11th- Wednesday 12th August. 10.30 am – 3.30 pm. £1.50 per child. Be inspired by our Saxon objects on display and make your own Saxon treasure to take home. All ages welcome

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 0-4

Admission

£1.50 per child

Saxon jewellary

Hertford’s Hoard

  • 13 August 2015 10:30am-12pm, 2:30-4pm

Thursday 13th August. 10.30 am – 12.00 pm and 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm
£4.50 per child. Booking essential. To book phone the museum on 01992 582686
Create your very own jewellery inspired by our Saxon brooches. Age 6+ only

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£4.50 per child

Miniature room

Miniature Masterpieces

  • 18 — 19 August 2015 10:30am-3:30pm

Tuesday 18th- Wednesday 19th August. 10.30 am – 3.30 pm, £1.50 per child.
Drop in and create your own miniature masterpiece. Make plasticine figures, design a special room and more! All ages welcome

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£1.50 per child

Miniature Garden

Miniature Masterpieces

  • 20 August 2015 10:30am-12pm, 2:30-4pm

Thursday 20th August. 10.30 am – 12.00 pm and 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm
£4.50 per child. Booking essential. To book phone the museum on 01992 582686
Get green fingered and create your own miniature garden! How will you design yours? Age 6+ only

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£4.50 per child

Detectives

Detectives!

  • 25 — 26 August 2015 10:30am-3pm

Tuesday 25th – Wednesday 26th August
10.30 am – 3.30 pm. £1.50 per child.
Drop in and discover the secrets behind Hertford Museum. Experiment with science and design your very own family emblem. All ages welcome

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 0-4

Admission

£1.50 per child

Detectives

Detectives!

  • 27 August 2015 10:30am-12pm, 2:30-4pm

Thursday 27th August. 10.30 am – 12.00 pm and 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm
£4.50 per child. Booking essential. To book phone the museum on 01992 582686
Use your detective skills to photograph our unusual objects and make a collage to take home. Age 6+ only

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£4.50 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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