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.
The Pelhams

High Streets & Hedgerows: The Pelhams

  • 1 April — 17 June 2017 *on now

Saturday 1st April – Saturday 17th June 2017
FREE ENTRY
Discover the history of Furneux, Stocking and Brent Pelham and the characters who lived there. The exhibition will include a wide range of objects, photos and recorded memories of those who made it their home.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

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 Saturdays at Hertford Museum

Stay & Play Saturdays at Hertford Museum

  • 6 May — 5 June 2017
  • 3 June 2017 10:30am-4:30pm

Saturdays: 4th March, 1st April, 6th May, 3rd June (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
Knit & Natter

Knit & Natter

  • 11 May 2017 10:30am-12:30pm
  • 8 June 2017 10:30am-12:30pm

Second Thursday of the month 10.30am - 12.30pm
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 per person

Museums at Night

Museums at Night

  • 20 May 2017 6-9pm

Join us for a special evening opening to celebrate the Museums at Night festival! Enjoy a drink from a licensed pay bar and listen to live music from local bands (TBC). Drop in, it’s free! Donations welcome.

Website

http://www.hertfordmusuem.org

Feathers & Fluff

Feathers and Fluff!

  • 30 May — 1 June 2017

Tuesday 30th May, Wednesday 31st May and Thursday 1st June, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3pm) £1.50 per child.
Free spaces available for families on lower income- please visit our website for further details: www.hertfordmuseum.org

Drop in and take part in crafty activities inspired by the animals in our amazing natural history collection!

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 0-4

Admission

£1.50 per child

Printmaking

Arts & Crafts for Adults: Pattern Printmaking Workshop

  • 14 June 2017 10am-12:30pm

Wednesday 14th June
10am – 12.30pm £15 per person
BOOKING ESSENTIAL!
• Be inspired by an introduction from our Curator to the amazing world of patterns within our collections.
• Design and make your own foam cut print.
• No experience necessary, full instruction from experienced artists.
• All materials provided, includes tea and coffee.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£15 per person

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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