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.
Bringing Home the Bacon

Bringing Home the Bacon

  • 14 July — 20 October 2018 *on now

14th July – 20th October 2018
Tuesday – Saturday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Discover how we have sourced and consumed food in Hertford in this fascinating exhibition illustrated by a wealth of objects from the museum’s collection.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free entry

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

  • 13 November 2018 10am-5pm

13th November 2018 – 9th March 2019
Discover how we seek out and utilize sources of light and why we are afraid of the dark! This exhibition is illustrated by a wealth of collections from around the world – from Ancient Greek oil lamps to 1950s illuminated advertisements!

Open Tues – Sat 10am-5pm

Admission

Its Free! Donations welcome!

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

  • 19 October 2018 10:30-11:30am
  • 16 November 2018 10:30-11:30am

3rd Friday of the Month: 21st September, 19th October and 16th November
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.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£1 per person

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Vintage Tea

Hertford Museum Presents: Vintage Tea

  • 24 October 2018 2-4pm

Come and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a slice of delicious homemade cake, in the tranquillity of our beautiful garden (weather permitting).
£4 per person
In aid of Hertford Museum Charity

Admission

£4 per person

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Pumpkin

Spooky Halloween Fun at October Half Term

  • 30 October — 1 November 2018

Drop in this October half term and enjoy our Spooktacular crafts inspired by pumpkins, ghosts and spiders!
Free spaces available for families on lower incomes

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 0-4

Admission

£2 per child

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Museums at Night

Museums at Night: Get Heavy at Hertford Museum

  • 2 November 2018 7:30-9:30pm

Friday 2nd November 7.30-9.30pm
Enjoy the best of Hertford’s local metal and post industrial goth sounds at Hertford Museum!
Licensed bar, Free Admission

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Curiosities of Hertford

Curiosities of Hertford

  • 4 November 2018 11am-12:30pm

Join local historian Jean Riddell on a guided walk of central Hertford and discover everything you didn’t know you wanted to know about our unique and beautiful town.
All walks meet outside Hertford Museum unless otherwise stated.
Maximum 15 places, booking essential!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£2 per person
Tickets available from Hertford Museum 01992 582686 or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/552892

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Hertford Choral Society

Hertford Choral Society: 80 years of Music!

  • 14 November 2018 6:30-8:30pm

Wednesday 14th November 6.30-8.30pm
Join Hertford Choral Society at Hertford Museum to raise a glass to 80 years of singing and celebrate the launch of their new book. With members performing hints of their repertoire throughout the evening, this fun event is sure to hit the right note!
It’s free, drop in!

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

CHristmas

Christmas Extravaganza!

  • 23 November 2018 4-8pm

Friday 23rd November 4pm-8pm
Celebrate the Christmas lights switch on, drop in and get into the festive spirit with a craft activity, storytelling, beautiful carol singing from St Andrew’s Church Choir, not to mention a visit to Father Christmas in his magical grotto!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Drop in- it’s free! (small charge to visit Father Christmas, includes a quality gift) Donations welcome!

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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