Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

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 begin in the foyer of the building with a regularly changing small display in the foyer case.

Don't miss the beautiful Kenchester mosaic on your way upstairs. 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 wood engraver 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.

The art gallery hosts a regularly changing variety of high quality temporary exhibitions.

Exhibitions in the Brian Hatton gallery

The Brian Hatton gallery usually displays art works by local artist Brian Hatton, who was killed in the First World War.

  • Until Saturday 26 January 2019 - closed for redecorating
  • 26 January to 2 March 2019 a new display of Brian Hatton's work will accompany the Textiles in Context exhibition
  • Brian Hatton exhibition closed from 5 March for the Brick History Lego exhibition which opens on 16 March and closes on 18 May 2019
  • 1 June to 24 August 2019 new Hatton display to accompany the Master and Student exhibition
  • 7 September to 23 November 2019 Hatton display to accompany the Common Ground exhibition

Opening times

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday: 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 4pm
  • Friday: 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 12.30pm
  • Sunday: closed

Coming soon

LEGO Brick History exhibition 16 March to 18 May 2019

Find out more about the LEGO® - Brick History Exhibition taking place from 16 March to 18 May 2019.