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.
Hornsmill

Hides, Homes and The Harts Horns

  • 28 April — 30 June 2018 *on now

28th April – 30th June 2018. Free Entry. Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Come and find out about the history of Hornsmill and the characters who lived there in this new exhibition at Hertford Museum. The exhibition is illustrated by a wide range of objects, photos and recorded memories of those who made the area their home.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Hertford by Martin Smith

Hertford – Around the World and Back with Mr Smith

  • 29 June 2018 6:30-9pm

Saturday 29th June 2018. 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Presenting a new range of images generously donated by Martin Smith in support of Hertford Museum. Meet Martin, learn about the fascinating storied behind his photographs and enjoy a glass of wine.
Open door event, free entry, donations welcome.

Admission

Free entry

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Bringing Home the Bacon

Bringing Home the Bacon

  • 14 July — 20 October 2018

14th July – 20th October 2018
Tuesday – Saturday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Discover how we have sourced and consumed food in Hertford in this fascinating exhibition illustrated by a wealth of objects from the museum’s collection.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free entry

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

Chair-based Excercise

Chair-based Exercise at Hertford Museum

  • 20 July 2018 10:30-11:30am

3rd Friday of the Month: 15th June, 20th July
10.30 am - 11.30 am
£1 Drop In, spaces are limited
Join Viv Thornton as she leads these great, low impact sessions. It’s a fun, new way to keep fit! Refreshments are provided.

Admission

£1 per person

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Vintage Tea

Hertford Museum Presents: Vintage Tea

  • 20 June 2018 2-4pm

Wednesday 20th June 2018. 2pm – 4 pm. £4 per person
Come and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a slice of delicious cake, in the tranquillity of our beautiful garden.
In aid of Hertford Museum Charity

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£4 per person

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Sketch Club

Sketch Club

  • 23 June 2018 From 6:30pm

Saturday 23rd June 2018. 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Enjoy a relaxed, friendly evening of drawing with wine and nibbles at Hertford Museum.
Professional instruction and ideal for beginners
£15 per person, includes all refreshments and materials.
Booking essential, either at the museum or www.ticketsource.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£15 per person. Bookable in advance

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org http://www.ticketsource.co.uk

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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