18 Bull Plain
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
World of Wallace - Alfred Russel Wallace and his life in the field
- 26 October 2013 — 22 February 2014 *on now
Explore the world of Alfred Russel Wallace and his achievements. See beautiful natural history specimens and discover how Wallace pioneered the theory of natural selection.
Generously supported by Arts Council England
Free Entry, Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
- Family friendly
Knit and Natter at Hertford Museum
- 12 December 2013 From 10:30am *on now
On the second Thursday morning of each month come along and join our informal knitting group. Share patterns, tips and ideas over tea and coffee.
- Any age
£1 per person (towards refreshments), just drop-in.
‘The World of Wallace’ at Hertford Theatre
- 15 January 2014 7:30-10pm
Errol Fuller will discuss Wallace and the curious 19th century social phenomenon that guided his life. Errol is an artist, writer and expert on the History of Natural History. He has most recently joined forces with Sir David Attenborough to produce the book "Drawn from Paradise". Dr Knapp will talk about Wallace's life and explorations in the Amazon. Head of Plants Division at the Natural History Museum, Sandra is an expert on the classification of the nightshade family and has researched extensively around the world. Starts 19:30, includes interval.
- Not suitable for children
£10.00. No concessions. Tickets available from the Hertford Theatre Box Office.