Archive for November, 2011

The Polar Express

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011


Did you see the Hertford Christmas lights being switched on last week? It’s was great to see so many people in town and at the museum! Our window is decorated with a 12 Days of Christmas theme (thank you Rebecca!) and our Christmas tree is decorated too so we’re all ready for our Christmas activities to begin!

This Saturday the museum is being taken over by Model Railway enthusiasts again, this time with a special Christmas theme! Come along from 10.30am-3.30pm and enjoy their festive displays!

For all our other Christmas activities see the “What’s On” page on the website or our Poster: Christmas at Hertford Museum

We’ll be open right up until 1pm on Christmas Eve and our shop is full of great presents, cards and last minute stocking fillers!

What’s new at Hertford Museum?

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

It’s been a few months since we updated this blog and there is lots of news to update you on so here are 5 things that are new or coming soon for Hertford Museum!

  1. This month the Hertford & District Camera Club opened their exhibition Snapshots in Time which tells the history of the last 60 years since they started. It’s full of pictures and cameras as well as a case showing how photos were developed before these days of digital cameras!

    They will be holding a drop in session on Saturday December 10th so if you have any questions about how to get the best out of your camera or anything else to do with photography please do drop in a talk to them!

  2. We have just launched a new Museum audio guide for blind and partially-sighted people! Jack FM came and interviewed Sue Gilkes who tested the guide for us and if you want to hear what she had to say about it visit the Jack FM website.
  3.  We have new Adult Learning Classes starting in 2012. The first series is Romans to Utopians: Hertfordshire Gardens through the Ages by Kate Harwood, this will start on the 18th of January. The second series will start in May on The Renaissance in Florence led by Margaret Davis. Both courses run for 10 weeks and will cost £90 including refreshments.Contact the museum on for further details.
  4. Our next two exhibitions will be on Hertingfordbury (and the surrounding villages), opening in January, and then Souvenirs which will open in May and will have two halves- the first focussing on Royal souvenirs to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the second half looking more at holiday souvenirs.

    If you think you might have anything that could help us with either of these exhibitions please get in touch!

  5. Finally as Christmas approaches there are lots of exciting events on at the Museum in December.

    Our Model Railway Day is on December 3rd , there’s a Victorian Christmas Craft workshop on December 10th (you need to book for this!) and then on the 21st and 22nd December we have drop in workshops to make Christmas Table Crafts!

    We’ll also be taking part in the special celebrations this Friday November 26th for the switching on of the Hertford Christmas Lights. The museum will be open until 7pm for you to look around and our shop will be open too (come and have a look at our 12 Days of Christmas window display!)

So you can see there’s lots going on! Over the next few weeks we’ll let you know more about the Hertingfordbury exhibition and some other exciting projects we’re involved in.