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
From Bull Plain to the Battlefields
- 26 September 2015 — 30 January 2016 *on now
26th September 2015 – 30th January 2016
Tuesday to Sat 10am – 5pm
From the experiences of the Hertfordshire Regiment to the Home Front in East Herts, this exhibition tells the story of our district during the First World War. Discover amazing stories of courage, fortitude and kindness through our incredible collection of objects, images and war diaries and engaging interactives.
Knit & Natter at Hertford Museum
- 10 December 2015 10:30am-12:30pm
Second Thursday of the month, 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
10th September, 8th October, 12th November, 10th December 2015
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.
£1 per person
- Not suitable for children
£1 per person
Hidden Hertford Walks
- 6 December 2015 11am-12:30pm
Why not take a leisurely stroll to work up an appetite on a Sunday morning? All walks begin at 11am. Booking is essential, please contact the museum on 01992 582686 or firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place(s) and find out the meeting point for the walk.
These series of walks are entitled: ‘Buildings of Hertford’ and are led by Jean Riddell.
4th October - Fore Street
1st November - St Andrews and Old Cross
6th December - Bull Plain and Railway Street
- Not suitable for children
Stay and Play Saturdays at Hertford Museum
- 5 December 2015 10am-4:30pm
Saturdays: 5th September, 3rd October, 7th November, 5th December 2015
10.00 am – 4.30 pm
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, just drop in, donations welcome
A World in Miniature
- 12 December 2015 10:30am-3:30pm
Saturday 12th December, 10:30 - 3:30 pm
Drop in and explore a world of miniatures. See model trains, dolls and more!
It’s free! Donations welcome
Traditional Christmas Crafts
- 22 — 23 December 2015 10:30am-3:30pm
Tuesday 22nd – Wednesday 23rd December. 10:30 – 3:30 pm
Join us for some creative Christmas themed crafts.
Drop in, £1.50 per child.
£1.50 per child
Family Military History Day at Hertford Museum
- 23 January 2016 1-4pm
Saturday 23rd January 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Bring in your family military memorabilia and photos for identification by experts and advice on researching the military history of your family members.
Drop in! It’s free!
18 Bull Plain