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
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
- Family friendly
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
- Family friendly
May Half Term Family Activities - Terrific Traditions
- 26 — 28 May 2015
Crafty activities inspired by some of Hertfordshire’s May Day traditions, make a maypole, flower garland and more!
Tuesday 26th – Thurs 28th May 10.30am – 3.30pm drop in last entry 3pm. £1.50 per child
£1.50 per child
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
- Not suitable for children
£7.50 per person. Booking Essential
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!
£15 per person
18 Bull Plain