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.

High Streets & Hedgerows: Watton at Stone

  • 2 May — 27 June 2015 *on now

Discover the unique stories of Watton at Stone. Illustrated with an eclectic mix of objects and images from the community and the museum’s collection. Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm ITS FREE

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Model Railway

Model Railway day at Hertford Museum

  • 20 June 2015 10:30am-3:30pm

A spring time Model Railway Day for all the family to enjoy.
Saturday June 20th 10.30 am - 3.30 pm. Drop in, its free

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



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.
HErtford Museum

Discover Hertford Museum!

  • 10 June 2015 7:30-9:30pm

An illustrated talk from our Assistant Curator
Wednesday 10th June 7.30pm, talk at 8pm. Booking Essential.
Discover the amazing diversity of our collections, our fascinating history and how we care for and share your local heritage. £7.50 includes a glass a wine or soft drink and the opportunity to look around the museum after hours

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


£7.50 per person. Booking Essential

Printing Workshop

Arts & Crafts for Adults: Collage workshops at Hertford Museum

  • 17 June 2015 10am-12:30pm, 7-9:30pm

Discover the wonderful world of collage and be inspired by our amazing collections to create your own.
• No experience necessary, full instruction from experienced artists.
• All materials provided, includes tea and coffee.
Wednesday 17th June
10am – 12.30pm or 7pm – 9.30pm £15 per person
(Identical sessions) BOOKING ESSENTIAL!

Suitable for

  • 18+


£15 per person

Hertford Museum
18 Bull Plain
SG14 1DT






01992 582686


01992 552100

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