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
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.
- Family friendly
- 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
- Family friendly
18 Bull Plain