18 Bull Plain
SG14 1DT
01992 582686
Open Tue-Sat 10-5
Hertford Museum
Curator: Sara Taylor
Assistant Curator: Sarah Keeling
Administrator: Connie Taylor
Learning Officer: Eleanor Payne
Email: hertfordmuseum@btconnect.com

Charity Number: 312142
Accredited Museum Number: 807
Annual Report: 2013 - 2014

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The Museum will be open on Christmas Eve until 2pm and then closed over Christmas. We reopen at 10am Friday 2nd January 2015.

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.

The Rise of the Machines

Rise of the Machines (still from Metropolis)

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.


A Christmas Spectacular

Visit Santa's Grotto at Hertford Museum

Carol singing at Hertford Museum

Friday 28th November 2014, 4.00 – 8.00 pm

To celebrate the Christmas lights switch on in Hertford we're having a special evening full of festive fun!

For one night only you can visit Santa’s Grotto, listen to carol singing from St Andrews Church Choir, take part in simple sparkly crafts and listen to a Christmas story.

Visits to Santa's Grotto will cost £2.50 (price includes a special present!) but everything else is completely FREE, just drop in.

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

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...

Hertford Town Council logo

HRJ Foreman Laws logo

GPFM Financial Planners logo Longmores Solicitors logo

Wilton Electrics Ltd

Wilkins Kennedy LLP

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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