18 Bull Plain
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.
Museum, Gallery, Garden, parklands or rural site
Closed Sun Mon & public holidays
Extensive collections from Hertford, Hertfordshire and beyond. Local archaeology, social history, photographs, paintings and prints, plus ethnographic collection and Hertfordshire regiment collection.
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
The Rise of the Machines
- 25 October 2014 — 17 January 2015 *on now
Discover our amazing collection of machines, scientific instruments and mechanical objects from the last 300 years – from a 1747 Nairne’s machine to a 1980s Dragon computer.
- Family friendly
A Handmade Christmas
- 23 December 2014 10:30am-3:30pm
Tuesday 23rd December, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm
Sparkly and magical craft activities! £1.50 per child, drop in
£1.50 per child
Happy New Year Stay and Play!
- 2 — 3 January 2015 10am-4:30pm
Play with traditional toys, make something crafty and enjoy our story books. ITS FREE! Drop in! (different craft each day)