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

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

  • 7 August 2016 11am-1pm
  • 14 August 2016 11am-1pm

All walks begin at 11am. Booking is essential, please contact the museum on 01992 582686 or hertfordmuseum@btconnect.com to secure your place(s). All walks will start from Hertford Museum unless stated otherwise. Free, donations welcome.


Leader Walk Date
Jean Riddell Christ’s Hospital Sunday 5th June
Gill Cordingley Hidden Hertford Sunday 26th June
Peter Ruffles At World’s End Sunday 3rd July
Edgar Lake Bull Plain- A Personal View Sunday 10th July
Gill Cordingley Hidden Hertford Sunday 24th July
Jean Riddell Old Cross and Cowbridge Sunday 7th August
Peter Ruffles St Andrews Parish Sunday 14th August

Admission

Free. Donations welcome

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Stop the Rot

Stop The Rot! Collections in Action

  • 6 August 2016 10am-5pm
  • 13 August 2016 10am-5pm
  • 20 August 2016 10am-5pm
  • 27 August 2016 10am-5pm

Saturday 16th July - Saturday 27th August Tuesday – Saturday 10am - 5pm Admission Free!

Discover how we care for our vast and varied collections, the risks they face and how museums work to reduce them.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Amazing Archaeology

‘Amazing Archaeology’

  • 2 — 4 August 2016

Tuesday 2nd- Thursday 4th August, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm). £1.50 per child
Take part in crafts inspired by our archaeology and fossil collections. Make a clay fossil, design a mosaic and more!
Limited free spaces may be available for families on low incomes. Please see our website for more information.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£1.50 per child

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Archaeological Detectives

‘Archaeological Detectives at Hertford Museum’

  • 5 August 2016 2-3:30pm

Friday 5th August, 2.00 - 3.30 pm £4.50 per child, please book in advance. Suitable for ages 7-11. Maximum 20 places.
Discover archaeology and fossils by taking part in a mock archaeological dig.
Limited free spaces may be available for families on low incomes. Please see our website for more information.

Suitable for

  • 7-10

Admission

£4.50 per child

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Stop the Rot

‘Stop the Rot!’

  • 9 — 11 August 2016

Tuesday 9th- Thursday 11th August, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm). £1.50 per child
Be inspired by the creepy crawlies in our exhibition and create your very own museum pest bug. What will you discover?
Limited free spaces may be available for families on low incomes. Please see our website for more information.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£1.50 per child

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Imaginary World

‘Imaginary Worlds’

  • 16 — 18 August 2016

Tuesday 16th – Thursday 18th August, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm). £1.50 per child
Create crafts based on the unusual objects on display at Hertford Museum. Make a Samurai mask, try your hand at sponge printing and more!
Limited free spaces may be available for families on low incomes. Please see our website for more information.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 0-4

Admission

£1.50 per child

Website

http://www/hertfordmuseum.org

Protect the Portcullis

‘Protect the Portcullis’

  • 23 — 25 August 2016

Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th August. 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm). £1.50 per child
Help defend Hertford’s castle by making a miniature catapult, create your own model castle and more!
Limited free spaces may be available for families on low incomes. Please see our website for more information.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£1.50 per child

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Crazy Castles

‘Crazy Castles at Hertford Museum’

  • 26 August 2016 2-3:30pm

Friday 26th August, 2.00 - 3.30 pm £4.50 per child, please book in advance. Suitable for ages 7-11. Maximum 20 places.

Find out about life in a castle by taking part in an interactive handling session, then make your very own armour.

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

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£4.50 per child

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Musical Mystery Tour

Musical Mystery Tour

  • 28 August 2016 2-4pm

Sunday 28th August, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Join us at Hertford Museum for live music (band and timings TBC) and a licensed pay bar.

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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