Hereford Museum
and Art GalleryHereford
Broad Street
Herefordshire HR4 9AU
 
 
 
For visitors wanting to know about Hereford and its lovely county, they can do no better than popping into the Hereford Museum and Art Gallery in Broad Street.
 
Housed in a spectacular Victorian Gothic building, it 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 are right up to date with their displays and technology.
 
The exhibitions 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.
 
Art Collection
The collection includes a significant number of works by the Herefordshire born artist John Scarlett Davis.
 
Current Exhibitions
The gallery showcases work of the members of the Herefordshire Art & Craft Society as well as holding regular temporary exhibitions of craftwork, paintings, photography, and prints. Go to the following link for current Exhibitions  Web:  Hereford Museum & Gallery/ information 
 
Open
Wednesday to Saturday: 11:00 – 16:00 hours
Closed: Monday, Tuesday & Sunday
 
Admission Price
Free
 
Disabled Access
In 2005, the museum became the first in the United Kingdom to invest in the Talking Tactile Tablet (T3), developed at the UK's Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford together with a software company based in the USA.
 
Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0)1432 260 692
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Getting There
- Walking
In the pedestrianised town centre walk towards All Saints Church. At the church turn left into Broad Street. The Museum & Art Gallery is almost at the end of Broad Street on the right hand side.
 
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