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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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.

Art of Arms

Form, Function and Identity

Close ups of weapons in Hertford Museum's collection

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.

Free entry

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.

Ready, Aim, Fire at Hertford Museum!

The History Man

Saturday 26th July 2014
10.30 am – 3.30 pm
(last entry 3.00 pm)

Meet ‘The History Man’ as he demonstrates a wealth of arms and weapons used through the ages, for very different reasons! Listen to our storyteller unravel mysterious stories and legends.

This event launches our summer holiday activities- five weeks of craft and discovery! For details of each week's theme please see our Events page or click here to download a copy of our Summer Leaflet including the chance to win a fabulous prize.

It’s free! Just drop in.

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!

Summer activities leaflet, click to download

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!

Click on the picture to download a copy of our Summer Leaflet including the chance to win a fabulous prize.

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

Wilkins Kennedy LLP

Wilton Electrics Ltd

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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