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.
The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On!

  • 23 March — 22 June 2019

23rd March – 22nd June 2019
Dive into the world of show business and discover Hertford’s rich history of performance.
Its Free! Donations welcome!
Open Tues – Sat 10am-5pm

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Stores

Hertford Museum Stores Open Day

  • 20 April 2019 11am-3pm

Saturday 20th April 2019
11.00 am – 3.00 pm
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 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 room. Free Admission, drop in! Donations always welcome

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

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

Stay and Play

Stay and Play at Hertford Museum

  • 6 April 2019 10am-4:30pm

10am – 4.30pm
Drop in and play with some traditional toys and get hands on with a family craft activity.
Its Free! Donations welcome!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free!

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Hertford Museum

The Museum's a Stage!

  • 30 March 2019 2-4:30pm

Saturday 30th March 2pm-4.30pm
Drop in
Enjoy a collection of short scenes performed throughout the museum by the Company of Players. Vintage tea and cake served in the Andrews Room.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Theatre stage

Easter Holiday Activities at Hertford Museum - The Show Must Go On!

  • 9 — 11 April 2019

Tues 9th – Thurs 11th April
10.30-3.30pm (last entry 3pm)
Join us to dive into the world of show business and explore our current exhibition. Make your own mini theatre stage and actors.
Drop in! £2 per child

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£2 per child

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Central Hertford

Central Hertford Guided Walk

  • 14 April 2019 11am-12pm

Sunday 14th April 11am
Join local historian Philip Sheail for a guided walk around Hertford’s historic town centre.
Maximum 15 places, booking essential!
£2 per person payable in advance
Tickets available from Hertford Museum 01992 582686 or online at

Admission

£2 per person

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Superheroes

Easter Holiday Activities – Superheroes!

  • 16 — 18 April 2019

Tues 16th – Thurs 18th April
10.30-3.30pm (last entry 3pm)
Become a super hero for the day and design your own super hero mask.
Drop in! £2 per child

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£2 per child

Website

http://www.hertfordmuseum.org

Hertford Museum
18 Bull Plain
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG14 1DT
England

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Website

http://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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