Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

Hereford Museum, art gallery, library building

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery is closed for refurbishment.

Find out more about the redevelopment and its progress.

The Black and White House Museum remains open. Visit the Black and White House Museum page for more details.

Inside Out

Take a look at our exciting new project bringing pieces from our extensive collections right into your community. Find out more about Inside Out and watch the video.

Previous exhibitions

Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

The exhibition of Grayson Perry's six tapestries inspired by William Hogarth's A Rake's Progress, tells the story of class mobility and the influence social class has on our aesthetic taste. Hereford Art Gallery hosted an exhibition of the tapestries in December 2021 as part of an international tour. The film below was re-edited in 2020 and has Grayson speaking directly about the works and his inspiration.

Find out more about the exhibition and view more tapestries on the Arts Council Collection website

We asked people for their creative responses to Grayson Perry's exhibition 'The Vanity of Small Differences'. The work we received forms the Herefordshire Gets Creative Exhibition which was displayed alongside the exhibition, and which you can now view below or as a video playlist.

Ice Age Herefordshire Virtual Exhibition

From August to October 2020, we had an exhibition about the Ice Age in Herefordshire at the Museum and Art Gallery.

This short film explores the exhibition and highlights some fascinating Ice Age facts. Discover King Arthur's Cave and the animals who lived there and learn how Herefordshire's landscape was shaped by the Ice Age.

The exhibition outlined changes in local landscapes and environments, with a particular focus on the creation of kettle holes, or 'Ice Age Ponds'. It was a National Lottery funded project with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust. There's more information about Ice Age Ponds on the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust website.

Ice Age Herefordshire was curated in collaboration with Museums Worcestershire, Hereford College of Art, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust, and Herefordshire Amphibian and Reptile Team, with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Herefordshire Life Through a Lens

An exhibition of photographic gems from the Derek Evans archive collection. Derek Evans was a Hereford photographer with an instinct for journalism - finding a story, covering it with stills or film, and selling it. He created an amazing archive of local imagery at his studio on the third floor of No.43 Broad Street, Hereford. Focusing on priceless scenes from Herefordshire Life from 1940s to 1970s, the exhibition gave people a chance to get up close to Derek's actual exhibition prints, many of which haven't been seen for over 50 years.

You can still enjoy a virtual tour of the exhibition and the accompanying exhibitions.

You can see more of Derek Evans' photographs on the Herefordshire History website.