Float through four centuries of ballooning in Hertfordshire, from the earliest manned flight over England in 1784, and the daring exploits of nineteenth century aeronauts, through the Zeppelin threats of the First World War, to modern-day ballooning escapades in Hertford.

Your chance to own an original painting and support Hertford Museum at the same time! With thanks to Hertford Arts Society for donating their work.

From farmland on the edge of Hertford to a close knit community with its own unique identity, discover the stories of the pioneers who made Sele Farm their home.

Find out how the estate has continued to develop, and what it is like to live and grow up there today.

Utilising Hertford Museum’s extensive geology collection, including Hertfordshire’s native puddingstone, to help understand the past, present and future of the earth’s climate.

Its Free! Donations welcome!

Thanks to funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund, Hertford Museum has recorded the stories of people who have made a home here.

Discover what drew people to Hertford and how they have settled in to and contributed to our communities.

Visit the second phase of the exhibition at the museum and ONLINE at http://hertfordmuseum.org

Discover lost architectural glories and buildings we were glad to see the back of and find out about some of the people who lived and worked in them.


Discover the history of one of Hertford’s best loved parks with this guest exhibition from the Friends of Panshanger Park.

Don’t miss the series of accompanying talks: Talking Panshanger


Discover how Hertford’s four rivers have shaped and developed how generations of people lived, worked and played. Illustrated by an eclectic wealth of collections.

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