194 Lower High Street
Telling the story of Watford past and present, Watford Museum is housed in the former Benskins Brewery Mansion. The museum has displays of local history and industry, including Watford Football Club memorabilia and the Cassiobury Collection of fine art.
Thursday -Saturday 1000-1700
Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Industry, Land Transport, Science and Technology, Social History, Sport, Trade and Commerce, Weapons and War
Key artists and exhibits
- Benskins Brewery
- Watford Football Club
- Cassiobury Collection
Space2 'Aware' Ella Carty & Hideki Arichi Exhibition
- 8 November — 20 December 2014 *on now
Aware (pronounced: a-wah-ray) - a Japanese word meaning 'a sensitivity to things'. The word comes from the expression 'Mono no aware' (mo-no no a-wa-ray) which can be translated as 'an empathy towards things' or 'a sensitivity to ephemera'. In this exhibition, Ella Carty and Hideki Arichi respond to this theme using painting and printmaking, examining this very Japanese idea.
Artist Talk and Private View on Saturday 8 November 1pm. Booking Essential.
- Any age
Christmas Little Gallery Tearoom
- 22 November 2014 10:30am-4pm
Join us for a fantastic array of local artistic talent and buy something unique for Christmas from one of our exhibiting artists.
Jewellery artist Christine Orchard will be holding an adult workshop to create 6 different festive-inspired decorations using star-shaped, triangular and round beads at 11am or 2pm. £6 per person, booking essential!
Our regular knitters will be hosting the Big Issue Knitathon and Victoria Sponge will be singing classic songs for a vintage vibe. Not to mention tea and cake!
- Any age
Only for adult workshop, £6 per person. Booking essential, suitable for 16+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult).