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.
Battle of St Julien

Remembering the Regiment: The Centenary of the Battle of St Julien

  • 1 July — 2 September 2017 *on now

1st July – 2nd September
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of St Julien, this small display details the enormous sacrifice and courage of the Hertfordshire Regiment.

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

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

  • 27 August 2017 11am-1pm
  • 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

Dinosaur

Summer Time at Hertford Museum - Extinct Explorers

  • 22 — 24 August 2017

Tuesday 22nd – Thursday 24th August, 10.30 – 3.30 pm (last entry 3pm), £1.50 per child.

Stick on those explorer hats and join us as we travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Get creative using pasta and paint; make a furry dinosaur mask and more!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£1.50 per child

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Dinosaur Detectives

Dinosaur Detectives!

  • 25 August 2017 2:30-4pm

Friday 25th August, 2.30-4.00 pm, bookable in advance; £4.50 per child. Maximum 20 spaces, ages 7-11

Take part in your own sandy archaeological dig, and then make your own dinosaur poo! What will you discover?

Limited free spaces may be available for families on low incomes. Please see our website for further information.

Suitable for

  • 7-10

Admission

£4.50 per child

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Musical Mystery TOur

Musical Mystery Tour at Hertford Museum

  • 27 August 2017 2-4pm

Sunday 27th August
2pm-4pm
Psychedelic punk legends, The Astronauts will be playing live in our beautiful garden (weather permitting) and a licensed bar.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

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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