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.
Beautiful noise

Beautiful Noise: Hertford’s Musical Heritage

  • 11 July — 12 September 2015 *on now

11th July - 12th September 2015. Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
This Summer Hertford Museum will explore the diverse musical heritage of the county town and surrounding villages. From the 1700’s with Hertford’s first concert promoter to today’s vibrant music scene, visitors will discover how we have recorded, performed and listened to music through an eclectic mix of museum collections, oral history recordings and images.

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.

Gallery Sounds

  • 5 September 2015 2:30-3pm *on now
  • 12 September 2015 2:30-3pm

Every Saturday over the summer holidays. 11th, 18th of July, 1st, 8th, 15th 22nd and 29th August, 5th and 12th September. Different musicians will perform an acoustic set for 30 minutes in the gallery, from church choirs to rock bands. Drop in and listen to performers between 2.30 pm and 3.00 pm

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Hertford Museum
18 Bull Plain
SG14 1DT






01992 582686


01992 552100

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