Archive for December, 2013

One more week till Christmas!

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

There are only seven sleeps till Christmas but there’s still plenty to see and do (and buy!) at Hertford Museum.

Our World of Wallace exhibition is still open and the perfect place to escape to if all the Christmas planning is getting to be too much and it’s also a great time to have a look around our permanent galleries but if you can’t think of anything but Christmas then we’ve got lots of present ideas for everyone!

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We’ve got beautiful minerals, a wonderful print of Hertford drawn by David Kirby (and just in this week we’ve also got cards with the same design- perfect for thank you notes!), stocking filler gifts, Christmas cards and not forgetting all our wonderful World of Wallace merchandise from mugs and bags to our brilliant “Where’s Wallace” poster (as a poster or a colouring sheet!)

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There is one more chance to do some shopping at the Country Market this Friday and, by popular demand, the Craft & Curio Fair is squeezing in one more fair this Saturday!

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After that we’re closed for Christmas and we reopen on the 2nd January with three days of Stay & Play for free! Make sure your signed up to our eNewsletter (you can sign up on our website) because we’ll be sending out lots of information about January’s events over the Christmas break!

And finally we’d like to leave you with a special Christmas video, just click on the picture below:

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(or just click here!)

A busy winter at the museum!

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

A fortnight without a blog- we’re very sorry but unfortunately things have been so busy here we forgot to update you!

In November over 4000 of you visited which is out busiest month ever (or at least within staff memory!) We had schools, U3A groups, shoppers (for our two regular markets as well as our own shop!), train enthusiasts, Alfred Russel Wallace enthusiasts and plenty of our regular visitors as well!

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Things haven’t really slowed down in December either- our Christmas decorations are up and World of Wallace is still proving very popular plus we’ve had our regular Stay & Play and Toddler Tuesday sessions. Tomorrow it’s our final Knit & Natter of 2013 and you’ve got two more chances to visit the Country Market on Friday the 13th and 20th before they take a break until the end of January!

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We’re also working hard on our exhibitions for next year which are going to include local artist Ronald Wright and an exhibition covering all the different ways we move (trains, ice skates, sedan chairs etc!).

Plus we’re going to be taking part in a special project for museums across Hertfordshire and Suffolk called Saving the Seventies– look out for more details early in the new year!

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Finally we want to thank everyone who suppported our fundraising efforts for the Disaster Emergency Committee and their emergency aid in the Philippines- you all raised £305.23!