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A display of how they used to collect in the 19th Century, including Natural History and Ethnography which are no longer actively collected by Hertford Museum. However, an important part in the museum's early history was sharing the wonders of the natural world with local people and this section showcases some of these specimens from around the world. Equally, the museum’s first collectors brought items to illustrate the culture of other societies for the people of Hertford (ethnographic collection). Some of these items include Samurai Armour, a scrimshaw, Egyptian sculpture and a Greek lekythos.

The Early Days

From pre-historic times to today, the first floor gallery includes a number of displays to tell the story of Hertford and its surrounding villages. Childhood,health and well-being, sports, shopping and much more. There is a section dedicated to famous Herfordians and another to Hertford at War, including Hertfordshire Regiment collections.

History of Hertford

Permanent Display

The Museum displays around 5% of its eclectic collections in two permanent display galleries across two floors. The ground floor hosts the “Early Days” exhibition, a display that contains some of he key items of the original collection initiated by the Andrews brothers.The first floor exhibition is focused on the History of Hertford. Both exhibitions are fully accessible.