18 Bull Plain
SG14 1DT
01992 582686
Open Tue-Sat 10-5
Hertford Museum
Curator: Sara Taylor
Assistant Curator: Catherine Walker
Finance Manager: Montse Day
Learning Officer: Joanne Marychurch
Email: hertfordmuseum@btconnect.com

Charity Number: 312142
Accredited Museum Number: 807
Annual Report: 2015 - 2016

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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.

Stop The Rot! Collections in Action

Saturday 16th July - Saturday 27th August

Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00 am - 5.00pm

Discover how we care for our vast and varied collections, the risks they face and how museums work to reduce them.

Our collection encompasses objects of all material types, from plastics to textiles, and items made this year to objects formed 500 million years ago. Caring for such a large and diverse collection is challenging and expensive as most objects are not made to last indefinitely.

This exhibition is illustrated by an eclectic mix of collections and packed full of useful information for taking care of your treasures at home.

Free Admission



‘Bombard the Battlements’

Saturday 23rd July, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3pm)
(NB: re-enactors on lunchbreak 1.00 – 1.30 pm)

Join us for a FREE fun family day at Hertford Museum as we celebrate 800 years since the siege of Hertford Castle in 1216. Discover what life was like for a Knight living in a castle with re-enactors Mr and Mrs History, take part in a secret trail around the museum and more!

Drop in, it’s free- donations welcome.


Hertford Museum Presents: Antiques Not On The Road Show

Saturday 30th July 2pm – 4.30pm

Be inspired by our Stop the Rot exhibition and drop in with your portable antiques and collectibles for advice and info from one of our experts, including the very knowledgeable Mark Wines of Mark Wines Antiques.

Tea and cake will be available in our beautiful knot garden.

Drop in, It’s Free (Donations Welcome)

Summer Holidays Listings

Summertime at Hertford Museum!
26th July- 1st September 2016

For more information about events at Hertford Museum follow the link to our What's On page.


Virtual Tour

You can now take a virtual tour of the refurbished Hertford Museum using our 360° panoramas.

Screenshot of virtual tour View our new museum virtual tour here

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...

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HRJ Foreman Laws logo

GPFM Financial Planners logo Longmores Solicitors logo
Wilkins Kennedy LLP logo

We would also like to thank all of our Patrons- find out more about how you can support the museum here.

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