Hertford Museum

Hertford Museum
18 Bull Plain
SG14 1DT






01992 582686


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.
Hertford Museum
baby changing facilities icon Shop icon Library icon Hearing disability facilities icon Wheelchair access icon

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.

High Streets & Hedgerows: Watton at Stone

  • 2 May — 27 June 2015

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

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.
Stay & Play

Stay and Play Saturdays at Hertford Museum

  • 2 May 2015 10:30am-3:30pm

Saturdays: 7th February, 7th March, 4th April & 2nd May 2015
10.30 am – 3.30 pm
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, just drop in, donations welcome

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6



Hidden Hertford

Walking Tours of Hertford

  • 3 May 2015 11am-12:30pm

Explore the town's hidden past with a tour of the town. All walks are led on Sundays, starting at 11.00 am. All walks are free of charge, although donations to Hertford Museum are welcome. Booking is essential - please telephone the museum to secure your place(s) and to find out the walk meeting point.
8th March Hidden Hertford Gill Cordingley
29th March How Hertford’s pub scene was shaped Les Midlewood
19th April Bombs and Blackouts Edgar Lake
3rd May The Curiosities of Hertford Jean Riddell

Suitable for

  • Family friendly




Museum Stores Open Day

  • 9 May 2015 11am-3pm

Sat 9th May 11am – 3pm 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 new 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)!
Saturday 9th May. 11am–3pm, drop in!
The Seed Warehouse, Maidenhead Yard,
The Wash,
Hertford, SG14 1PX

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Hertford Museum

Free Live Music Night

  • 16 May 2015 6-9pm

Join us for a special evening opening to celebrate the Museums at Night initiative! Enjoy a drink and listen to live music from local bands. Drop in, it's Free! Donations welcome. Pay bar.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
  • 18+