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.
Hertford Post Office

Signed, Sealed, Delivered!

  • 21 January — 18 March 2017 *on now

21st January – 18th March 2017
Discover East Herts’ Postal Heritage at Hertford Museum. Explore the rich history of East Hertfordshire through the Post Office, letters, the telegraph and more!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

The Pelhams

High Streets & Hedgerows: The Pelhams

  • 1 April — 17 June 2017

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

Stay and Play Saturdays at Hertford Museum

  • 4 March 2017 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 1 April 2017 10:30am-4:30pm

Saturdays: 7th January, 4th February, 4th March, 1st April (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 and Natter

  • 9 March 2017 10:30am-12:30pm
  • 13 April 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

Hidden HErtford

Hidden Hertford Walks

  • 12 March 2017 11am-1pm
  • 19 March 2017 11am-1pm
  • 9 April 2017 11am-1pm
  • 23 April 2017 11am-1pm

Why not take a leisurely stroll to work up an appetite on a Sunday morning? All walks begin at 11am. Booking is essential.

Leader Walk Date
Parliament Square led by Jean Riddell on Sunday 5th February
St Andrews Street led by Peter Ruffles on Sunday 12th March
Hertford- A Pub on Every Corner led byLes Middlewood on Sunday 19th March
Hertford Town Centre led by Philip Sheail on Sunday 9th April
Hertford and its Castle led by Gill Cordingley on Sunday 23rd April


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 per person

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Stay & Play Saturdays at Hertford Museum

Stay & Play Saturdays at Hertford Museum

  • 4 March 2017 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 1 April 2017 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 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

  • 9 March 2017 10:30am-12:30pm
  • 13 April 2017 10:30am-12:30pm
  • 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

Victoria Sponge

Food, Glorious Food!

  • 18 March 2017 1:30-4:30pm

Saturday 18th March 2017, 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm
(last entry 4.00 pm)

Drop in to this FREE family event and discover the amazing world of Victorian food. Taste recipes made by food historian Jan Fullwood, try your hand at serviette folding, handle real Victorian household objects and more! Donations welcomed. The museum is open as normal: 10 am - 5pm.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
BOtany

Bonkers about Botany!

  • 4 — 6 April 2017
  • 11 — 13 April 2017

Tuesday 4th April, Wednesday 5th April, Thursday 6th April – Tuesday 11th April, Wednesday 12th April and Thursday 13th April. 10.30 – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm) £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 crafts inspired by our fabulous knot garden and natural history collection. Different activities each week!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£1.50 per child

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Hertford Museum

Hertford Museum - Stores Open Day

  • 22 April 2017 11am-3pm

Saturday 22nd April, 11.00 am – 3.00 pm drop in

• Go behind the scenes at Hertford Museum stores.
• Discover how we store and care for our vast and varied collection.
• Visit the Roman corn drying oven and learn more about the fascinating Foxholes Farm excavation.
• Visit our reference library and see some of our volunteers in action conserving collections in the workroom.
• Enjoy a cup of tea and cake and FREE family crafts in the Millbridge rooms

Free Admission (donations welcome!)

At: The Seed Warehouse, Maidenhead Yard, The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PX

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Museums at Night

Museums at Night

  • 20 May 2017 6-9pm

Saturday 20th May 6.00-9.00 pm

Join us for a special evening opening to celebrate the Museums at Night initiative! 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

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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