image for Heritage Centre item typeHereford Museum and Art Gallery

Heritage Centre, free entry

Contact

Museum Administration

01432 260692

Address

Broad Street,
Hereford,
HR4 9AU

Details

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, has been exhibiting artefacts and works of fine and decorative art connected with the local area since 1874. Although the exterior of the building has changed very little the museum and gallery have kept up with the times.

The exhibitions at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery begin in the foyer of the building with a regularly changing small display in the foyer case. Don’t miss the Kenchester mosaic on your way upstairs and the changing art exhibitions on the stairwell walls. The museum is full of interesting local history with hands-on elements for all the family.

Around the walls of the museum is a timeline created by artist Harry Brockway. This sets out the major periods of history and depicts local events, places or museum objects. The exhibits themselves are then ordered according to both the historical era to which they belong and to one of four main themes – Herefordshire as a cultural county, a productive county, a natural county and a border county. Exhibits include a hive of live bees, a two-headed calf, a two metre long fish, swords of every shape and size, elements of costume and textiles and much more besides.

Both the Hereford Museum and Art Gallery have a programme of activities and workshops.

Opening details

Wednesday to Saturday 11am – 4pm.

Currently closed temporarily due to maintenance work

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SO 508398  Lat: 52.05475 Long: -2.71762

On the left hand side of Broad Street opposite the Cathedral preccinct