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Regular events at Hertford Museum

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Often in these blogs we talk about upcoming special events or new exhibitions but there are lots of events and activities that happen regularly at the museum so today we want to share some of them with you!

market

This Friday sees the return of the Hertford Country Market! The market fills our Andrews Room (and spills outside in the summer) every Friday from 10.30 to 12.30 and you can buy homemade cakes, jams and crafts as well as fresh flowers and seasonal produce.

stay and play

The on Saturday it’s the first Saturday of the month which makes it a Stay & Play Saturday. The Andrews Room will be open for families to enjoy our traditional wooden toys, make something crafty and read a book. Whilst you are here why not use the discovery station toys to explore the galleries too? Best of all this activity is entirely FREE!

Toddler Tuesday

Once a month we also hold a Toddler Tuesday between 10.30 – 11.30 am where you and your toddler can take part in themed crafty activities, play with toys and share a story! The sessions are only £1.50 per child including refreshments for all but you must book in advance!

knit and natter

For grown ups we also hold a Knit & Natter on the second Thursday of the month from 10.30 – 12.30. Whether you’re a seasoned knitter or just a beginner bring your projects along to Hertford Museum and you can share ideas and patterns in a comfortable setting over a cup of tea of coffee.

newsletter

Details of all of these regular events, along with our one-off events, can be found in our Newsletter or on our What’s On page or you can sign up for our eNewsletter which we send out about once a month!

Music, Talks and Craft- upcoming events at Hertford Museum

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

We’ve been talking a lot recently about some of our future exhibitions but while you’re waiting for those to happen there are still plenty of activities and events taking place at the museum (not to mention our Bengeo Stories exhibition if you haven’t seen that yet!)

Museums at Night 2012

Museums at Night 2012

On Saturday 18th May we will be having an evening of live acoustic music to celebrate Museums at Night. We’re still confirming the musicians but we’re excited to bring you some local artists to listen to over a glass of wine.

train

Then on Saturday 25th May Reg Harman will be giving a talk titled Travels by train in New England. You can book tickets for Reg’s talk by calling, emailing or popping in to the museum. Reg’s talk will is a personal ramble through travel in New England by timetabled passenger rail services. This talk will cover railroad history, geography, stations, operations and current railroad policy and will focus on the journeys themselves, the people and the places.

Toddler Tuesday

And then there are our regular activities too. The first Saturday of each month is a Stay and Play Saturday, the second Saturday is taken up by an Arts and Craft Market in the Andrews Room and our Tea in the Garden take place on the last Saturday of every month! Plus Toddler Tuesdays, our monthly Knit & Natter group and the Friends of Hertford Museum hold monthly meetings as well.

All of the details for these events (and many more!) are on the What’s On page of our website so make sure you have it bookmarked!

ps. if you are a teacher, or know one, then our Summer Schools’ Newsletter is now available to download from our Schools’ pages.

Half Term & a Family Friendly Museum Award

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Half Term is always busy at Hertford Museum and this week we’ve had hundreds of children through the doors for our day of Chinese New Year activities on Saturday and our Half Term drop in craft sessions yesterday, today and we’re hoping we’ll be just as busy on Thursday!

Chinese musician Jun Shu showing a young visitor how to play her guqin

Chinese musician Jun Shu showing a young visitor how to play her guqin

Throughout the year we always try to have lots of different activities available for children of all ages from craft and colouring to music, food tasting and dressing up as well as our museum and town trails. An it’s not just during the holidays, Toddler Tuesdays take place regularly throughout the year and we have Stay and Play Saturdays on the first Saturday of every month. Plus our regular interactives, trails and quizzes are available whenever we’re open!

Middleton School pupils try on some of our historical costumes.

Middleton School pupils try on some of our historical costumes.

To celebrate the work that museums do with children and families the Telegraph has launched The 2013 Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award and, if you have ever brought your children or grandchildren (or someone else’s children!) to the museum, we would like you to consider nominating us. The website explains how you can do that but what they really want is an email or letter telling them exactly why you love Hertford Museum!

Just in case you’ve forgotten what activities we have for families here are some pictures from the last 12 months!

Chinese themed craft in the museum this Half Term

Chinese themed craft in the museum this Half Term


Some of the 2011 Big Draw competition entries.

Some Big Draw competition entries.

Samurai masks made as part of our summer 2012 activities

Samurai masks made as part of our summer 2012 activities

Making sand dinosaur bones in the garden!

Making sand dinosaur bones in the garden!

Concentrating hard on making a Monkey Pencil Pot during a Toddler Tuesday session.

Concentrating hard on making a Monkey Pencil Pot during a Toddler Tuesday session.

Stay and Play Saturday in the Andrews Room

Stay and Play Saturday in the Andrews Room

Taking part in the Museum's RNLI Town Trail last year.

Taking part in the Museum’s RNLI Town Trail last year.

Enjoying a Model Railway Day at the museum.

Enjoying a Model Railway Day at the museum.

Making Art Deco tile designs with clay.

Making Art Deco tile designs with clay.

Chinese themed craft in the museum this Half Term

Chinese themed craft in the museum this Half Term

The 2013 Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award

Email: award@kidsinmuseums.org.uk

Post: Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award, Kids in Museums, Can Mezzanine, 49-51 East Road, London N1 6AH

Deadline for nominations 10 May 2013.

New Year, New Start (and a request!)

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Now that 2013 is well underway it seems like a good moment to let you know about some new (and old) events that take place regularly at Hertford Museum.

Firstly tomorrow is the second meeting of our new Knit and Natter group!

It meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm Come and Share patterns, tips and ideas over tea and coffee.

£1.00 (including refreshments)

Next our Toddler Tuesday events start again next week. They run on Tuesdays from 10.30 – 11.30 am for children aged 2 – 4 and cost £1.50 per child.

These are really popular sessions so you MUST book in advance. The next sessions are:

15th January – Clown Puppets
12th February – Valentine Crafts
19th March – Easter Bunnies
16th April – April Showers

Thirdly don’t forget our Walking Tours! All walks are led on Sundays, starting at 11.00 am and are FREE of charge (although donations to Hertford Museum are welcome).

Booking is essential and we’ll let you know the meeting place when you book. We’ve got three walks coming up this term:

24th March – Victorian Bengeo (led by Philip Sheail)
14th April – Rivers of Hartham (led by Edgar Lake)
12th May – Buildings of Hertford (led by Jean Riddell)

The popular Country Market will be back every Friday from the 18th January. Come and browse their homemade cakes, jams and crafts as well as fresh flowers and seasonal produce from 10.30am-12.30pm.

And new for 2013, we will also be hosting an Arts & Craft Market on the second Saturday of the month (the same day as the Hertford Farmers’ Market)! From 10.30am- 1.30pm you will be able to come and buy some beautiful jewellery and unusual gifts. The first Arts & Craft market will take place next month on Saturday 9th February.

Don’t forget all of these events and lots of other special holiday and Saturday events and activities are on our website so if you’re ever looking for something to do then check it out!

And finally a quick note from our curator Sara:

Have you received a warm welcome and outstanding customer service from our front of house team and volunteers? We would like to nominate them for the customer service award at the 2013 Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence. Please help by emailing sara.hertfordmuseum@btconnect.com with your comments and experiences. P.S. Sshh! It’s a secret!

The Andrews Room @ Hertford Museum

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The Andrews Room at Hertford Museum now has WiFi installed!

Our activity room is used by all kinds of people and groups and so, in honour of it’s new wireless connection, we thought we’d tell you about some of the things that happen in there each week!

  1. Toddler Tuesdays These themed crafty activity mornings are very popular with our youngest visitors. They play with toys, share a story and make something to take home as well as having a drink (with tea & coffee available for parents!)

  2. Adult Learning Our Garden History course, led by Kate Harwood, started yesterday but there are still places available on Margaret Davis’ course on The Renaissance in Florence which will start in May.
  3. Country Market Every Friday morning from 10:30-12:30 the room is taken over by a Country Market where you can buy plants, fruit & veg, jams, cakes and all kinds of other goodies! The first market of 2012 will be tomorrow (20th January)

  4. Schools We offer lots of different workshops for visiting schools including Blanket Archaeology, Tilly’s Toy Box and a session on Inventions (pictured here). The Andrews Room can also be used as a lunchroom by visiting groups.

  5. A space for your meetings The Andrews Room is open to bookings from external groups and in the last few months it’s been used for training days, formal meetings, social gatherings and as a Bridge Club! It’s a flexible space and we can provide a projector, computer and now WiFi as well as Tea & Coffee if requested.

And that’s only the start! It’s where most of our Children’s Activities take place, it’s used as an exhibition space and it’s also where our Afternoon Teas are served in the Spring & Summer!