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.
Politics

Wolves, White Hats & Worthy Electors: A History of Hertford’s Political Campaigns

  • 14 October 2017 — 13 January 2018 *on now

14th October 2017 – 13th January 2018
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Discover Hertford’s exciting political campaign history and some of the extreme lengths candidates went to in order to secure votes.

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

Stay & Play

Stay & Play Saturdays

  • 2 December 2017 10:30am-4:30pm

Saturdays: 7th October, 4th November, 2nd December (10.30am - 4.30pm)

On the first Saturday of each month, The Andrews Room at Hertford Museum will be open for families to enjoy a free play session. Come along and play with traditional wooden toys, make something crafty and read a book. Whilst you are here why not use the discovery station toys to explore the galleries too?

Free entry, just drop in

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • Family friendly

Website

http://wwww.hertfordmuseum.org

Knit & Natter

Knit and Natter

  • 14 December 2017 1:30-3:30pm

Second Thursday of the month 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Whether you're a seasoned knitter or just a beginner, bring your projects along to Hertford Museum. This is a chance to share ideas and patterns in a comfortable setting over a cup of tea of coffee.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£1

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Christmas

Christmas Bonanza!

  • 24 November 2017 4-8pm

Friday 24th November 2017, 4.00 pm – 8.00 pm

To celebrate the Christmas lights switch on in Hertford, drop in for some festive fun! Visit Santa’s Grotto (small charge per child), listen to carol singing, take part in simple sparkly crafts and listen to a Christmas story.
Free, just drop in. Donations welcome.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Christmas

Christmassy Crafts!

  • 21 December 2017 10:30am-3:30pm

Thursday 21st December, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm, (last entry 3pm), £1.50 per child

Drop in and join us for a special day of making Christmas crafts!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£1.50 per child

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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