Independent museums in Herefordshire

There are many independent museums throughout the county. You can find some of them listed here.

Hereford area

Belmont Abbey

Hereford, HR2 9RZ
01432 374747
 Opening/access times: see the Belmont Abbey website

Cider Museum

21 Ryelands Street, Hereford, HR4 0LW
01432 354207
Opening times: see the Cider Museum website

Hereford Light Infantry Museum

Harold Street, Hereford, HR1 2QX
01432 870420 
Opening times by appointment only.

Hereford Society of Model Engineers

Broomy Hill, Hereford, HR4 0LJ
Opening times: see the Hereford Society of Model Engineers website

Mappa Mundi and Chained Library

5 College Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Hereford, HR1 2NG

Opening times: see Hereford Cathedral's Mappa Mundi website

Mayor's Parlour

Town Hall, St Owen's Street, Hereford, HR1 2PJ
01432 260438
Open: Contact the Mayor's Secretary on 01432 260438

St John Medieval Museum, Chapel and Coningsby Hospital

Widemarsh Street Hereford HR4 2NP
01432 274903
Open: April - October Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 11am - 12.30pm and 1pm - 2.20pm
Group tours and slide shows by arrangement
Chapel services first Tuesday each month

The Violette Szabo GC Museum

Cartref, Tump Lane, Wormelow, HR2 8HN
01981 540477
Opening times: April - October on Wednesdays only 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm or by appointment. Groups of 10 or more by appointment. Please phone to check that the museum is open before setting out.
Violette Szabo GC Museum website

Waterworks Museum - Hereford

Broomy Hill, Hereford, HR4 0LJ
01432 342192 
Opening times: see the Waterworks Museum website

Pre-arranged group and education visits all year. 

The Weir

01981 590509
Opening times: see the National Trust Weir website

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Ross-on-Wye area

Goodrich Castle

Goodrich, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 6HY
01600 890538
Opening times: see the Goodrich Castle website

Wilton Castle

Wilton, Herefordshire HR9 6AD 
01989 565759

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Bromyard area

Brockhampton Estate

Greenfields, Bringsty, WR6 5TB
01885 482077
Opening times: see the Brockhampton Estate website

Bromyard and District Local History Centre

5 Sherford Street, Bromyard, HR7 4DL 
01885 488755 
Opening times: see the Bromyard and District Local History Centre website

The Time Machine Museum

12 The Square, Bromyard, HR7 4BP
01885 488329 
Opening times: see The Time Machine Museum website

Parties by appointment throughout the year

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Leominster and Kington area

Berrington Hall

Leominster, HR6 0DW
01568 615721
Opening times: see the Berrington Hall website

Croft Castle

Nr Leominster, HR6 9PW
01568 780246
Opening times: see the Croft Castle website

Eardisland Dovecote

Eardisland, Herefordshire HR6
01544 388226 
Open: all year daily

Kington Museum

Mill Street, Kington, HR5 3AL
01544 231748 or 01544 230182 out of hours
Opening times: see the Kington Museum website

Leominster Museum

Etnam Street, Leominster, HR6 8AL
01568 615186 
Opening times: see the Leominster Museum website

Weobley Museum

Back Lane, Weobley, HR4 8SG
01544 318022
Opening times: see the Weobley Museum website

Hampton Court Estate

Hope Under Dinmore
01568 797676 ext 200

Opening times: see the Hampton Court website

Judges Lodging

Broad Street, Presteigne, LD8 2AD
01544 260650

Opening times:​​​ see the Judges Lodging website

The Thomas Shop

Penybont, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, OD1 5UA
01597 851951 
Opening times: see The Thomas Shop website

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Ledbury area

Ledbury Heritage Centre

This small museum of local history provides insights into the past of the market town of Ledbury. It occupies the ground floor of a fifteenth century building in Church Lane, a picturesque cobbled alleyway that links the Market House to the Parish Church.

Open from the beginning of April until the end of October, 10.30am - 4.30pm daily.

Ledbury Heritage Centre
Church Lane
Telephone: 01531 635680 (only during opening hours)

Butcher Row House Museum

Church Lane, Ledbury, HR8 1DW
01531 635169 
Opening times: see the Butcher Row House website

16th Century Painted Room

Church Street, Ledbury, HR8 1PL
01531 632306
Opening times: March to April 11.30am - 3pm. April to October 11am - 4pm Monday to Friday and from mid-July - mid-September also Sundays 2pm - 5pm. Bank holidays (excepting August) 2pm - 5pm.

Eastnor Castle

Ledbury, HR8 1RL
01531 633160
Opening times: see the Eastnor Castle website

Hellens - Jacobean Manor House and Gardens

Much Marcle, Herefordshire, HR8 2LY
01531 660504 or
Opening times: see the Hellens Manor website

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