Our Mission Statement: Hertford Museum aims to collect, preserve and interpret evidence of the history of the county town and surrounding parishes in the district of East Hertfordshire for the interest, enjoyment and understanding of the local community and other visitors.
Since 1903 Hertford Museum has been a much loved local museum, with fascinating objects that tell the story of the county town.It is an accessible, fun and fascinating museum where everyone can enjoy, engage with and be inspired by their heritage.
Family activities at Hertford Museum this Easter
Tuesday 7th– Thursday 9th April
Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th April
10.30 am – 3.30 pm
Drop in over the Easter holidays to take part in crafty activities inspired by our collections from Ancient Egypt!
Make a mummy mask, clay amulets and more! Different activities will run each week.
Activities cost just £1.50 per child, last entry 3pm.
Mr Bickerton and his Birds
An exhibition of photographs by celebrated bird enthusiast William Bickerton.
31st January 2015 – 28th March 2015
Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Bickerton’s passion for recording Hertfordshire’s bird life led him to produce these beautiful photographs of local birds in their natural habitats as well as travelling further afield to photograph coastal birds.
These photographs along with Bickerton’s lecture notes and drafts of his book The Baby Bird and Its Problems are displayed here for the first time since Bickerton’s own lecture tours at the start of the twentieth century. From close ups of a giant baby Cuckoo being fed by a tiny Reed Warbler to magnificent images of Arctic Terns ready for flight these images have been charming and fascinating viewers for 100 years!
“Inspired by Bickerton”
All Ages Photography Competition- on display 2nd - 18th April
Following our exhibition of William Bickerton's work we want to display YOUR photograph of a Hertfordshire animal, bird or even insect. A panel of judges will choose the best photograph in each age category and the three winners will be given a print of their choice from the selection of Bickerton’s photographs in our exhibition AND we will be displaying ALL entries to the competition in our exhibition gallery over the Easter holidays (2nd- 18th April).
Click here for full details and rules.
Entry deadline 21st March
For more information about events at Hertford Museum follow the link to our What's On page to learn more!
You can now take a virtual tour of the refurbished Hertford Museum using our 360° panoramas.
The tour features ten viewpoints on both the ground and first floors of the museum.
You can visit our reception, early museum display, temporary exhibition area and a wide variety of displays on the first floor.
The tour also features clickable information balloons that provide more information about some of our exhibits.
Hertford Museum is supported by...
Wilton Electrics Ltd
Wilkins Kennedy LLP