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.
Kitsch Exhibition

Kitsch! An Exploration of Taste

  • 1 July — 30 September 2017 *on now

1st July – 30th September
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Discover a world of kitsch as this exhibition examines the diversity of personal taste and why we are drawn to certain stylistic elements.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free

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

Hidden Hertford

Hidden Hertford Walks

  • 24 September 2017 11am-1pm

Why not take a leisurely stroll to work up an appetite on a Sunday morning? All walks begin at 11am prompt. Booking is essential. £2 payable per person in advance.

Old Cross and St Andrews Street Yards led by Jean Riddell on Sunday 14th May 2017
Central Hertford led by Philip Sheail on Sunday 18th June 2017
A Wander along West Street led by Peter Ruffles on Sunday 27th August 2017
How Hertford’s Pub Scene Was Shaped led by Les Middlewood on Sunday 24th September 2017

Admission

£2 per person

Clay Sculpture

Arts & Crafts for Adults: Clay Sculpting Workshop

  • 27 September 2017 10am-12:30pm

Wednesday 27th September
10am – 12.30pm £15 per person
BOOKING ESSENTIAL!
• Be inspired by an introduction from our Curator to the amazing world of ceramics within our collections.
• Design and sculpt your own clay tile.
• No experience necessary, full instruction from experienced artists.
• All materials provided, includes tea and coffee.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£15 per person. Booking Essential

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Hi Jinks

Hertford Hijinks

  • 30 September 2017 10am-4pm

10 am – 4pm Saturday 30th September
Hertford Theatre, The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PS

Come and say hello to us in the foyer at Hertford Theatre, where you can marvel at mystery objects and more! Learn some wondrous and fascinating facts about our artefacts and chat to our friendly and knowledgeable team.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Space

Aliens, Astronauts and Outer-Space!

  • 24 — 26 October 2017

Tuesday 24th October – Thursday 26th October, 10.30 – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm) £1.50 per child

Join us for October half term and take part in out of this world craft activities. Make a simple model of the solar system, design a supersonic spaceship and more!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£1.50 per child

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Hidden Hertford

Hidden Hertford Walks - Politics in Victorian Hertford

  • 1 November 2017 2:30-4pm

Wednesday 1st November, 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm
Booking essential, tickets cost £5 per person, maximum 15 spaces.
Join Hidden Hertford Walks leader Philip Sheail for a tour round places associated with the political life of Victorian Hertford. Includes teas/coffees afterwards. Please note if the weather is bad, the walk will be a talk in the Andrews Room.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£5 per person

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

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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