Archive for December, 2012

Happy Christmas!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

As the Christmas holidays approach Hertford Museum is already looking forward to 2013 and all of the exhibitions, events and activities we’ve got planned for the next year.

The Museum will be open as usual on Saturday 22nd December and then closed from Christmas Eve until 10am Wednesday 2nd January but make sure you watch our website as our January newsletter will be going up as soon as the last few dates are finalised and there are already some exciting events on our What’s On page including Children’s activities on Wednesday 3rd January and a talk about Twelfth Night on Saturday 5th January.

We’ll also be announcing the winners of our Elf naming competition very soon so make sure you’re following us on facebook and/or twitter.

Otherwise that’s it from this blog in 2012. Thank you to all our readers and we’ll see you back here in 2013!

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR
from all at Hertford Museum

Christmas Future

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

As part of our exhibition A History of Christmas: past, Present and Future we’ve been asking visitors to share their ideas of what Christmas might be like in the future.

Our wall of post-it notes is growing fast and there are some weird and wonderful suggestions from Santa getting too fat to deliver the presents (!) to Christmas parties on other planets as well as lots of wishes for peaceful and happy Christmases spent with family and friends.

Below are a selection of messages left by our visitors- make sure you add your own next time you visit the museum or why not let us know what you think Christmas in the year 2112 will be like on facebook or twitter?

Christmas Model Railway Day (and Christmas knitting)

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012


This is a knitted “paper” chain made by visitors to our first Hertford Museum Knit and Natter session! It’s on display in our Christmas gallery now so see if you can spot it next time you visit!

We were held this special knitting event to celebrate the arrival of the St Albans Cathedral Knitivity to the museum. This toddler sized nativity set was knitted entirely from wool by Ann Hudson and it will be in the museum from today until 8th December so make sure you visit in the next few days to see it (any children in nativity plays can take a picture with the woollen version of their character!)


On Saturday 8th December, while the Knitvity is still here, it’s time for our Christmas Model Railway Day! All your favourite train sets and displays will be at the museum and looking especially festive so visit us from 10:30am- 3.30pm to take part.

Entry is free (but we always welcome donations!)