Hertford Museum


The Andrews brothers, our museum founders, began collecting in the late 19th Century and opened the museum in 1903 at their offices in Fore Street. Today, our diverse collection reflects every aspect of local life, from fine art and thousands of photographic images, to scientific instruments and archaeological finds. We even have the UK’s largest collection of toothbrushes, with over 3,000! Hertford Museum has an exciting events programme, with engaging activities for children during the school holidays. 

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.

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday to Saturday 10am– 5pm
  • Please note the Museum is closed on Mondays
  • Subject to change over Christmas


  • Shop
  • A Jacobean knot work garden
  • A country market every Friday morning (10:30am- 12:30pm)
  • A resource room for research
  • Internet access
  • A space for school visits, meetings and talks
  • Toilets and baby changing facility

Access Information:

  • The museum galleries and garden are all fully accessible using lifts and ramps.
  • Facilities include adapted toilet and baby-changing room.
  • There are a limited number of disabled parking spaces in front of the museum.
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Address: Hertford Museum
18 Bull Plain, Hertford
Hertfordshire SG14 1DT

Telephone: 01992 582686