Our Mission Statement: Hertford Museum aims to collect, preserve and interpret evidence of the history of the county town and surrounding parishes in the district of East Hertfordshire for the interest, enjoyment and understanding of the local community and other visitors.
Since 1903 Hertford Museum has been a much loved local museum, with fascinating objects that tell the story of the county town.It is an accessible, fun and fascinating museum where everyone can enjoy, engage with and be inspired by their heritage.
On the Move: from skates to scooters
5th April - 21st June 2014
Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
How many ways can you think of travelling from A to B? Discover the amazing range of ways people have found to get around with this family friendly exhibition.
Hertford Museum Stores Open Day at the Seed Warehouse
Saturday 3rd May 2014
11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Go behind the scenes at Hertford Museum stores. Discover how we store and care for our vast and varied collections. See the larger vehicles in the museum collection that we could not fit in our On the Move exhibition! Visit the Roman corn drying oven and learn more about the fascinating Foxholes Farm excavation.
FREE, just drop in.
Gordon Davies: Curator 1963- 1989
We are very sad to tell you that Hertford Museum's first professional Curator, Gordon Davies has passed away. Gordon was an enthusiastic curator from 1963 - 1989, dedicated to the care and research of our collections and with a particular interest in Hertford’s archaeology. Working with volunteers from the community and local schools, Gordon led rescue excavations around the town at sites undergoing development, recording vital information and saving some beautiful medieval and post medieval objects from destruction.
Prior to the construction of Gascoyne Way, Gordon photographed the route of the new road, recording the many wonderful and historic buildings we lost to it. During the building programme, through a combination of what he termed ‘harassing the Clerk of Works at Hertfordshire County Council and swanning around’, Gordon worked with the building crew to record pits and trenches and retrieve many more beautiful examples of 17th and 18th century pottery which would otherwise have been lost.
Gordon’s research has been a paving stone in many of our exhibitions and is still frequently cited in archaeology publications. We will miss his visits and lively discussion and never forget his tremendous input in recording Hertford's heritage.
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You can now take a virtual tour of the refurbished Hertford Museum using our 360° panoramas.
The tour features ten viewpoints on both the ground and first floors of the museum.
You can visit our reception, early museum display, temporary exhibition area and a wide variety of displays on the first floor.
The tour also features clickable information balloons that provide more information about some of our exhibits.
Hertford Museum is supported by...
Wilton Electrics Ltd