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.
Summertime at Hertford Museum
There are plenty of things going on this summer at Hertford Museum to keep you occupied. Drop in over the holidays for lots of exciting family crafts and activities!
Week one- Spears and Sparring
Week two- Celebrate the 1970s!
Week three- Try your hand at Classical Art
Week four- Glorious Gardens
Week five- Dinosaur Discoverers
All our activities run from 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (last entry 3.00 pm) and are £1.50 per child, just drop in!
Teas in the Garden
Next date: Saturday 30th August, 11.00am - 4.00pm
On the last Saturday of the month throughout the summer pop in and treat yourself to a cream tea or a slice of homemade cake and relax in our beautiful Jacobean style knot garden.
Musical Mystery Tour
Sunday 24th August 2014
2.00 - 4.00 pm
Come and spend a relaxed afternoon in the museum garden listening to music with a drink. Music from Schrodinger’s Strings, The Twirling Canes and Craig Howett.
Free entry, paid bar.
Art of Arms
Form, Function and Identity
5th July - 30th August 2014
Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Discover the enormous variety and beauty of our weaponry collections and find out how people around the world have expressed identity through design, adornment and bearing of arms.
From hand axes to samurai swords, this exhibition will showcase our extensive weaponry collections from around the world.
If you'd like to learn more about the Art of Arms then take a look at our playlist of videos which includes three interviews with Dr Andy Mills recorded for this exhibition as well as some of the best videos we've found across YouTube.
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