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.
Hertford Museum

Sunday Openings at Hertford Museum

  • 1 March 2020 12:30-4pm
  • 15 March 2020 12:30-4pm
  • 5 April 2020 12:30-4pm
  • 19 April 2020 12:30-4pm

From February 2020 Hertford Museum will be open on Sundays. Come along and visit us on the first and third Sunday of the month – 2nd & 16th February, 1st & 15th March and 5th & 19th April. The museum will be open 12.30 pm – 4.00 pm

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




Stay & Play at Hertford Museum

  • 7 March 2020 10am-4:30pm

Saturday 4th January 2020 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
  • Especially for children




Toddler Tuesday at Hertford Museum: Love Cats

  • 25 February 2020 10:15-11:30am *on now

Tuesday 25th February 2020
10.15 – 11.30 am
Join us for crafts, singing, stories and fun in our friendly museum. £3.50 per child, including drink and snack for children. Booking essential at the museum at www.ticketsource.co.uk

Suitable for

  • 0-4


£3.50 per child



Hertford Museum
18 Bull Plain
SG14 1DT

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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.