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.
Paint the Town

Paint the Town!

  • 3 September — 1 October 2016

Saturday 3rd September – Saturday 1st October 2016
Discover our fabulous collection of paintings of Hertford and the diverse ways in which local artists have depicted our beautiful town over the last 200 years!
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm It’s Free!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free

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.
Stop the Rot

Stop The Rot! Collections in Action

  • 27 August 2016 10am-5pm *on now

Saturday 16th July - Saturday 27th August Tuesday – Saturday 10am - 5pm Admission Free!

Discover how we care for our vast and varied collections, the risks they face and how museums work to reduce them.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Musical Mystery Tour

Musical Mystery Tour

  • 28 August 2016 2-4pm

Sunday 28th August, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Join us at Hertford Museum for live music (band and timings TBC) and a licensed pay bar.

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Stay & Play

Stay & Play at Hertford Museum

  • 3 September 2016 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 1 October 2016 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 5 November 2016 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 3 December 2016 10:30am-4:30pm

First Saturday of the month: 3rd September, 1st October, 5th November, 3rd December. 10.30 am – 4.30 pm (last entry 4pm)

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?

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
Knit & Natter

Knit & Natter

  • 8 September 2016 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 13 October 2016 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 10 November 2016 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 8 December 2016 1:30-4:30pm

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. £1 per person

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£1 per person

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Pub Memory Day

Heritage Open Weekend: Pub Memory Day at Hertford Museum!

  • 10 September 2016 2-4pm

Saturday 10th September 2pm – 4pm Drop in! It’s Free!
Help us record Hertford’s pub heritage by sharing your memories and images of the town’s pubs. We will be scanning your images on the day and chatting about YOUR memories of local pub life over a cup of tea. We are particularly keen to collect images of pub interiors and beer gardens.

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Hertford Museum

Museum Stores Open Day at The Seed Warehouse, Maidenhead Yard, The Wash, Hertford

  • 22 October 2016 11am-3pm

Saturday 22nd October 11am – 3pm
Go behind the scenes at Hertford Museum’s offsite stores. Discover how we care for in excess of 100,000 objects, visit the Roman corn dryer and see our conservation volunteers in action. Tea and cake and family crafts in the Millbridge rooms! Drop in! It’s Free!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

The Big Draw

The Big Draw at Hertford Museum!

  • 25 — 27 October 2016

Tuesday 25th October – Thursday 27th October, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00pm), £1.50 per child.
Join us at Hertford Museum for the Big Draw! The theme this year is: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths). Contact us on 01992 582686 or visit our website www.hertfordmuseum.org for more information.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£1.50 per child

Website

http://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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