Borrow and download museum resources

Borrow items from the handling collection

We can loan items from our handling collection on a wide range of subjects from natural science such as stuffed animals through to social history such as costumes.

These are available for use by the community, by carers and the cared for, either for group work or on an individual, one to one basis.

Items can be borrowed for up to a month for a one-off charge of £30.

Call or email to book the item you want or to discuss your requirements.

Contact: herefordmuseums@herefordshire.gov.uk Telephone: 01432 383383


Explore and Reminiscence Boxes available for hire

  • House and Home: gadgets and everyday items that show how we used to live
  • Wartime: a range of items to enable people to talk about the Second World War
  • Childhood: toys from the 20th century
  • Food one: traditional equipment and brands from the 20th century
  • Food two: Cooking and eating artefacts
  • All Present and Correct Sir: military items from the forces
  • A Bit of Spit and Polish: cleaning products from the mid 20th century
  • Cigarettes and Alcohol: pub memorabilia from the 20th century
  • Toys and Games: toys and games from before the computer
  • Scrubs Up Well: personal grooming from times past
  • Weights and Measures: from rulers to purses a look at the past use of numbers
  • Rural Life in Times Past
  • Health and Medicine
  • Mystery Objects

The boxes can be borrowed for up to a month for a one off charge of £50.

Call or email to book the item you want or to discuss your requirements.

Contact:herefordmuseums@herefordshire.gov.uk Telephone: 01432 383383


Download publications

You can download Hereford Rocks, a guide to the museum's George West collection, written by the original curator as "an eccentric's view of Life, the Universe and the Rocks of Herefordshire".