Buy, hire, borrow museum resources

Buy reproductions, prints and gifts

We have a select range of greetings cards, postcards, magnets and other items depicting works from our collections for sale at the Black and White House Museum shop.

The shop also stocks a range of reproduction period glassware, ceramics and horn vessels which make ideal gifts.

We can supply digital images of art works and artefacts within the Museum Service collections. Prices are:

  • £15 for existing images
  • £30 for new images
  • For specific requests and professional photography please contact herefordmuseums@herefordshire.gov.uk or telephone 01432 383383, to discuss your requirements.

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.

Ring up 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 £30.

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

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


Hire Herefordshire history themed exhibition panels

We have a range of exhibition panels on themes from Herefordshire in the Great War to 'Every object tells a story' available for hire for your community event.

These are available for hire for up to a month for a one off charge of £30.

Find out more by calling 01432 383383 or emailing herefordmuseums@herefordshire.gov.uk


Hire display boards

We have a range of plain display boards which can be hired out for heritage or other community use.

There are a total of 12 display boards available plus 18 poles. These can be borrowed in sets of four boards with six poles per set.

Up to 12 display boards can be borrowed at any one time for up to a month for a one off charge of £30.

Find out more by calling 01432 383383 or emailing herefordmuseums@herefordshire.gov.uk


Hire portable display cases

Up to three small portable display cases are available for hire for up to a month for a one off charge of £30.

Find out more by calling 01432 383383 or emailing herefordmuseums@herefordshire.gov.uk


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".