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Hertford Museum, Hertford

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Hertford Museum is a local museum in Hertford, the county town of Hertfordshire, England.
The museum first opened in 1903 and is located in a 17th-century town house with a Jacobean-style knot garden. The galleries on the ground floor present the early history of the museum. Objects include exotic animals, fossils, and Japanese armour. The first floor presents the town and people of Hertford. The collections cover local, military, natural, and social history, as well as archaeology, fine art, and geology.
The museum undertakes educational activities with schools. For example, Little Munden Primary School took part in a pilot project, working with the museum, to create an exhibition about their locality covering the period 1830–1930.
The museum closed in Winter 2008 for major refurbishment, largely funded by a Heritage Grant from the UK Heritage Lottery Fund. It reopened on 27 February 2010.
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  • The museum includes a range of exhibits including those related to the birth of the town and the Hertford pubs. The pubs, then known as Inns, once totalled 25 in 1620. At this time Hertford had more.....  more
    The museum includes a range of exhibits including those related to the birth of the town and the Hertford pubs. The pubs, then known as Inns, once totalled 25 in 1620. At this time Hertford had more.....  more »
  • Outstanding local Museum. It brings Hertford's past to life. Very good temporary exhibitions. Also very good booklets on Hertford's past. Produced in house. 
    Outstanding local Museum. It brings Hertford's past to life. Very good temporary exhibitions. Also very good booklets on Hertford's past. Produced in house.  more »
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  • I love this museum - full of superb historical items for this historic town. The staff are always welcoming and knowledgable. The special Jubilee event was fab! Thanks
  • A superbly curated display of local history and spirit of local people. Having visited the museum, we found walking in the local streets a lot more interesting as we are better informed.

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