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

Click here for our Disability Guide
Keep in touch- sign up for our eNewsletter today!

* required


Email & Social Media Marketing by VerticalResponse
Twitter graphic - click here to see our Twitter feed
Facebook logo follow us on facebook
YouTube graphic - click here to see our YouTube page
Google+ graphic - click here to see our Google+ page

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.

Hertford Museum Presents: The Wallace Weekender!

All Wallace! All Weekend!

As our World of Wallace exhibition delights museum visitors around the country, join us in commemorating 101 years since the death of Alfred Russel Wallace.

visitors with magnifying glasses and a glass of wineA storyteller in our temporary galleryA group listening to our walk leader by the river

Alfred Russel Wallace: Curiouser and Curiouser

Friday 7th November, 6.00 - 9.00 pm

Join us for wine and an interactive Alfred Russel Wallace trail. Solve the clues and discover Wallace’s ideas on subjects as diverse as spiritualism, eugenics and life on Mars!

Free, just drop in. Donations welcome.

Discover the Discoverers at Hertford Museum!

Saturday 8th November 10.30 am – 3.30 pm

Take part in free family craft activities, listen to amazing storytelling and meet some notable discoverers from times past...what will you discover?

Free, just drop in. Donations welcome.

Wallace’s Hertford

Sunday 9th November, 3.00 pm

A free guided walk, taking in the sites of Wallace’s Hertford childhood. Booking is essential, please contact the museum to secure your place(s) and find out the meeting point for the walk.

Free, donations welcome.

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.


Audience Consultation

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.

Hertford Museum Audience Consultation

Survey clipart

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!

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.

 Hertford Museum   18 Bull Plain   Hertford   SG14 1DT   01992 582686  
Web Design by Brass Tacks