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.
Stores open Day

Hertford Museum Stores Open Day

  • 21 April 2018 11am-3pm *on now

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 room. Free Admission, drop in! Donations always welcome

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Hornsmill

Hides, Homes and The Harts Horns

  • 28 April — 30 June 2018

28th April – 30th June 2018. Free Entry. Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Come and find out about the history of Hornsmill and the characters who lived there in this new exhibition at Hertford Museum. The exhibition is illustrated by a wide range of objects, photos and recorded memories of those who made the area 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

Chair-based Excercise

Chair-based Exercise at Hertford Museum

  • 18 May 2018 10:30-11:30am
  • 15 June 2018 10:30-11:30am
  • 20 July 2018 10:30-11:30am

3rd Friday of the Month: 15th June, 20th July
10.30 am - 11.30 am
£1 Drop In, spaces are limited
Join Viv Thornton as she leads these great, low impact sessions. It’s a fun, new way to keep fit! Refreshments are provided.

Admission

£1 per person

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Hidden Hertford

Hidden Hertford Walks - Central Hertford

  • 22 April 2018 11am-12pm

Sunday 22nd April 11am
Why not take a leisurely stroll to work up an appetite on a Sunday morning? All walks begin at 11am prompt at the museum. Booking is essential. £2 per person payable in advance. Join local historian Philip Sheail to discover the hidden history of Hertford’s historic town centre.

Admission

Bookable in advance
£2 per person

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.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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