The Museum displays around 5% of its eclectic collections in two permanent display galleries across two floors, both fully accessible. In addition, we deliver a rolling programme of diverse and engaging temporary exibitions throughout the year in our special exhibitions gallery. This provides an opportunity to learn about and enjoy some of the other items from our vast collection.
- Temporary Exhibitions
DANAD: Mavericks of Marden Hill
Discover the amazing story of the pop art pioneers who turned a crumbling Georgian mansion into a unique residential community of creatives. Featuring original works by artists including Tom Adams, Sir Peter Blake, Bernard Cohen, Barry Daniels, Robyn Denny and Edward Wright.
This exhibition has been generously supported by a grant from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund and by the Government Indemnity Scheme.
- Permanent Displays
The Early Days
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.
- Permanent Displays
The History of Hertford
From prehistoric 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.
- Past Exhibitions
High Streets & Hedgerows: Bayford & Little Berkhamsted
The fascinating history of these two delightful villages and the stories of the people who lived and worked there were the focus of this exhibition.
You can still visit the exhibition online.