Hertford Museum

Hertford Museum
18 Bull Plain
SG14 1DT






01992 582686


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.
Hertford & Beyond

Hertford and Beyond: Contemporary images captured for you

  • 13 September — 11 October 2014 *on now

Saturday 13th September – 11 October 2014
Featuring the recent work of local photographer Dennis Preston, 100% of proceeds from sales at this exhibition will benefit two worthy charities: St Mary's School in Singla, Darjeeling; and Hertford Museum.
Free Entry, Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Free of charge

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.

Teas in the Garden at Hertford Museum

  • 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
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