Events

An exciting programme of exhibitions and events for all ages

Hertford Museum continues to run a lively and diverse annual programme of events for all ages.

Our events are also publicised via our twitter and Facebook pages.

POSTER -Competition Hertford North 100 - May 2024

Events

  • 21st May – 21st June 2024

‘Hertford by Train’ travel poster competition: 100 Years of Hertford North

Design a ‘Hertford By Train’ travel poster and win a family train ticket to a destination of your choice!

Celebrate Hertford North’s 100th Birthday with Hertford Museum and Great Northern Railway. Design a poster to show everything that’s great about travelling to Hertford by train!

Entry £3

To enter, upload your poster to our website: www.hertfordmuseum.org/shop

Entries close at midnight Friday 21st June.

A winner will be picked from each age category:

  • 7 years and under
  • 8-11 years
  • 12-15 years

For full terms and conditions click here.

Events

  • Sunday 26th May 2024

Guided Walks: Where were Hertford’s gaols? (led by Jean Riddell)

Sunday 26th May 2024, 11.00am – 12.00pm

Over 6 centuries the town had 4 gaols. Join local historian Jean Riddell to discover where they were, their history and why they were demolished.

Meet at Hertford Museum

£5 per person.

Limited places, Booking essential! Book at Ticket source here:

POSTER -Half term activities Hertford North 100 - May 2024

Events

  • Tuesday 28th - Thursday 30th May 2024

May Half Term Family Activities: 100 Years of Hertford North

Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th May 2024, 10am – 1pm

Drop in and take part in train-themed arts and crafts at the museum this half-term to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Hertford North Station.

£3.50 per child, DROP IN

*Free places available for children of low-income families. Contact the museum for more information. Proof of low income in the form of a benefits letter or tax credits award letter must be shown at the time of booking sessions or upon arrival at drop-in sessions.

Events

  • Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd May 2024

Stay and Play: 100 Years of Hertford North

Saturday 1st June – 10.00 am-4.30 pm

Sunday 2nd June – 12.00 pm-4.00 pm

Celebrate 100 Years of Hertford North station – drop in and play with some traditional toys and get hands on with a train-themed family craft activity.

Its Free! Donations welcome!

Events

  • Sunday 2nd June 2024

Guided Walks: 100 Years of Hertford North (led by Peter Ruffles and David Dent)

Sunday 2nd June 2024, 11.30am – 12.30pm

Join Peter Ruffles and local historian David Dent on the 100th anniversary of Hertford North Station. Learn about the origins of the station, and follow the route of the old Cowbridge railway line back into town.

£5 per person

Start point: Hertford North station, by the bike racks

End point: Hertford Museum – why not come inside and see our Hertford North centenary exhibition?

Limited places, Booking essential! Book at Ticket source here:

Events

  • Tuesday 4th June 2024

Toddler Tuesday: Jolly Giants

Tuesday 4th June 2024, 10.30am – 11.45am

Join us for crafts, singing, stories and fun for the Under 4s! £4.50 per child, includes a drink and a snack.

Booking Essential! Book at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk

*FREE places available for children of low-income families. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please show proof of low income in the form of a benefits letter or tax credits award letter at the time of booking or on arrival.  Thank you

Events

  • Friday 7th June 2024

Garden Cities & Other Utopias

Friday 15th March 2024, 10.45am

Discover Hertfordshire’s place at the centre of the Garden City Movement with this this fascinating, illustrated talk from landscape historian Kate Harwood.

£8.50 per person, includes refreshments

Limited places, Booking essential! Book at Ticket source here:

Events

  • Sunday 9th June 2024

Guided Walks: Parliament Square before 1920 (led by Jean Riddell)

Sunday 9th June 2024, 11.00am – 12.00pm

Parliament Square was so named about 1930. Join local historian Jean Riddell to see where the old castle moat was, and the site of the lost buildings of Hogshills.

Meet at Hertford Museum

£5 per person.

Limited places, Booking essential! Book at Ticket source here:

Events

  • Tuesday 18th June 2024

FOHM: Dr. Thomas Dimsdale – a talk by Dorothy Abel Smith

Tuesday 18th June–8 pm – St. Andrew’s Centre, St. Andrew Street, Hertford, SG14 1HZ

Many people are familiar with the Dimsdale name around Hertford. Dorothy is interested in the life and remarkable achievements of Dr Thomas Dimsdale and his work on small pox and inoculations. Having twice visited Russia, she has knowledge about his connection to the Empress Catherine, her family and court circles. Dorothy is Chairman of the Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust and also of the Hertfordshire Heritage Fund which has grant funded several items for Hertford Museum.

Visitors – £3 at the door

 

 

 

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