When people visit museums and see all of the cases full of objects it’s sometimes easy to forget that, for most museums, the objects on display are only the tip of the iceberg! Most museums have between 5-10% of their collections on display and Hertford Museum is the same so this Saturday, 3rd May we’ve giving you a chance to come and take a look behind the scenes at the rest of the objects in our collections!
Come and visit our Stores in the Seed Warehouse (Maidenhead Yard, just off The Wash) and discover how we store and care for our vast and varied collections. Plus you can take a closer look at the larger vehicles in the museum collection that we could not fit in our On the Move exhibition!
If you haven’t visited it before it’s also a great chance to come and look at our Roman corn drying oven and learn more about the fascinating Foxholes Farm excavation.
There will be volunteers and staff on hand to answer your questions as well as a team of our conservation cleaners working on objects for our NEXT exhibition (so if you want a preview of that make sure to pop into our work room upstairs!)
And if all of that isn’t enough to get you to drop in we will also be serving cream teas, cake and coffee from the Millbridge Rooms! The Stores will be open from 11.00 am – 3.00 pm and (other than the cream tea!) everything is FREE.