Archive for December, 2011

Christmas Eve Eve

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

There are only two more sleeps till Christmas is here but if you’re still looking for presents or stocking fillers (or somewhere to visit to escape the Christmas shops!) then we’re open all day today and till lunchtime on Christmas Eve!

We’ll be open between Christmas and New Year as well so if you’re going to for a post-Christmas walk then come in and see us!

And if you don’t then we hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year and we’ll see you in 2012 when we’ll be busy putting up our new Hertingfordbury and the Greens exhibition which opens on the 14th January.

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Eve 10am -1pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
27th December CLOSED
28th December 10am – 2pm
29th December 10am – 2pm
30th December 10am – 2pm
31st December 10am – 1pm
Open as usual from Tuesday 3rd January.

Almost time for the holidays!

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

It’s only 10 days till Christmas now and nearly time for the holidays to begin!

If you’re looking for something to do in between your Christmas shopping then come along to the museum, we’re open right up until lunchtime on Christmas Eve!

This week saw some of our youngest visitors decorating Christmas scenes as part of our Toddler Tuesday morning.

And next week you can come to our drop in Christmas Table Crafts and have a go at making table mats and a centre piece for the Christmas table as well as Christmas crackers.

Date: Tuesday 20th& Wednesday 21st December 2011
Time: 10.30 am – 3.30 pm
Price: £1.50 per child, just drop in.

And don’t forget this week is also your last chance to see the Hertford & District Camera Club’s exhibition Snapshots in Time!

Christmas Shopping at Hertford Museum

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Christmas is approaching fast and if you need some ideas when out Christmas shopping then pop into Hertford Museum where we have a range of presents big and small!

Here are a few suggestions to get you started!

Hertford Through Time



For all local history enthusiasts out there this new book by Peter Ruffles, Jean Purkiss & Stephen Poulter is a must. It’s full of pictures from throughout Hertford’s history.

  Haunted Hertfordshire

 For anyone interested in the spookier side of Hertfordshire’s history why not try Haunted Hertfordshire by Ruth Stratton and Nicholas Connell.



Peter Ruffles’ Hertford DVDs

Peter Ruffles’ two DVDs on Hertford history also make great presents for anyone interested in the town. 




National Trust Toiletries 

  The National Trust have brought out a range of toiletries inspired by some of their properties from the Wild Rose & Camomile scent of Sissinghurst Castle gardens to a Samphire & Driftwood scent inspired by the coast near the Holnicote Estate. You won’t be able to buy these anywhere else in Hertford!


Minerals & Fossils

We have a large range of minerals and fossils including large display pieces, smaller pieces for stocking fillers and, of course, we also stock Hertfordshire Puddingstone in lots of shapes and sizes!