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.

Hides, Homes and The Harts Horns

  • 28 April — 30 June 2018 *on now

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



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.


£2.00 per person



Chair-based Excercise

Chair-based Exercise at Hertford Museum

  • 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.


£1 per person



Victorian Visionaries

Victorian Visionaries at Hertford Museum

  • 29 May 2018 10:30am-12pm, 2-3:30pm

Tuesday 29th May
10.30 am -12.00 pm and 2.00 - 3.30 pm
Explore the museum galleries where we will be demonstrating some exciting Victorian scientific theories. Drop in - it’s FREE!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Victorian Science Week

Victorian Science Week: May Half Term at Hertford Museum

  • 29 — 31 May 2018

May Half Term 29th – 31st May
10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm)
£2.00 per child
Up, up and away! Be inspired by incredible Victorian inventions and popular scientific pastimes. Create a fabulous flying disc, a mini hot air balloon model and more.
FREE spaces are available for families on a lower income. Please contact the museum for further information

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 0-4
  • 7-10


£2.00 per child



Sketch Club

Sketch Club

  • 23 June 2018 From 6:30pm

Saturday 23rd June 2018. 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Enjoy a relaxed, friendly evening of drawing with wine and nibbles at Hertford Museum.
Professional instruction and ideal for beginners
£15 per person, includes all refreshments and materials.
Booking essential, either at the museum or www.ticketsource.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


£15 per person. Bookable in advance


http://www.hertfordmuseum.org http://www.ticketsource.co.uk

Hertford Museum
18 Bull Plain
SG14 1DT






01992 582686


01992 552100

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