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.
Half Term Fun at Hertford Museum!
Hertford’s Big Draw
Tuesday 28th – Wednesday 29th October, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm)
Take part in another Big Draw for Hertford! Draw the museum collections then take your sketches to make a masterpiece at Courtyard Arts Centre. Enter your piece of work into the competition to win some marvellous prizes! An exhibition of entries will be held at Hertford Theatre on Friday 31st October, 1.30 – 3.00 pm.
Free, just drop in, donations welcome
Thursday 30th October, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm)
Visit our autumn exhibition ’Rise of the Machines’ for inspiration to make your own junk model machine and robot collage.
£1.50 per child
The Rise of the Machines
25th October 2014 – 17th January 2015
Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Discover our amazing collection of machines, scientific instruments and mechanical objects from the last 300 years – from an 18th century electrostatic machine to a 1980s Dragon computer as well as our beautiful orrery back on display after 12 years.
Find out how machines have transformed everyday life and captured the imagination through scientific experiment and popular culture.
We have put together a playlist of videos of some of the machines in our exhibition in action starting with the orrery in motion which you can view on our YouTube channel.
Hertford Museum is currently working towards renewing its Museum Accreditation and as part of that process we are required to consult with our users (and non users!) to make sure that our forward plan is what people want from the museum. This survey is part of this process and we would be very grateful if you could complete it.
If you do not have a printer then please drop in and our front of house team will be happy to print off a survey for you. The closing date for surveys is 31st October 2014.
All completed surveys with a contact email address will be entered into a prize draw with one winner receiving a £10 Amazon voucher. I would be very grateful if you would forward this to local people you know who do not use the museum as their perspective is equally important.
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