Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

Victorian Vernacular Gothic building with carvings representing the arts and sciences, as well as puns on the names of the founders of the Museum and Library.
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Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, has been exhibiting artefacts and works of fine and decorative art connected with the local area since 1874. Although the exterior of the building has changed very little the museum and gallery have kept up with the times.

The exhibitions begin in the foyer of the building with a regularly changing small display in the foyer case. Don't miss the Kenchester mosaic on your way upstairs and the changing art exhibitions on the stairwell walls. The museum is full of interesting local history with hands-on elements for all the family.

The art gallery is home to changing exhibitions and hosts seven or eight exhibitions a year.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

10.00 - 16.00 Tues-Fri
10.00 - 12.30 Sat

Admission charges

Admission Free

Additional info

Currently undertaking the provision of tactile images and audio.

The collections are relevant to life in Herefordshire and include nationally important costume and textiles as well as an important collection of fine and decorative art. Although display space is limited there is access to the collections through the Museum Store and Resource Centre at Friar Street.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Natural Sciences, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • The museum holds the Brian Hatton collection in trust and rotates the display of his fine paintings, sketches and watercolours. There are usually 12 or so examples on show at any one time.
  • The costumes and textiles rival and complement the collections from Snows Hill, now housed at Berrington Hall (National Trust) and the collection of smocks is internationally important.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
selection of agricultural objects from the museum collection, including hand shears

About turn.

  • 6 February 2018 — 1 February 2019 *on now

The Museum's permanent exhibition space has been redisplayed.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
Broad Street




01432 383383

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