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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.

Hereford Museum collections

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.

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.

Art gallery

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.

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery opening times

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery will be closed from 21 December to 4 January inclusive.

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

Free Admission