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Exhibitions at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery is closed temporarily. For further information see the Herefordshire Museums page

Spun Gold: the rich history of wool

An exhibition from Herefordshire Museum’s collections illustrating the history of wool, its uses as a sustainable resource and the importance of the Ryeland Sheep. 

Herefordshire Museum is running wool workshops throughout the Spun Gold exhibition. Please view the Spun Gold Workshops for Adults document for more information.

For further information please contact Julia Radburn at

18 July - 31 October 2015

Hereford Museum and Gallery

A View from the Wood

Prints and sculpture by Sarah Van Niekerk and Harry Brockway. Sarah van Niekerk's prints are inspired by the world around her whilst Harry Brockway's inspiration comes from the world of literature. 

14 November 2015 - 30 January 2016

Hereford Museum and Gallery

Adult workshops at the Museum Resource and Learning Centre

Locker Hooking

24 September 10am - 4pm

Learn the Australian craft of locker hooking and create your own attractive and colourful purse.

Cords and Braids

1 October 10am - 1pm

Explore different ways of making cords and braids including Japanese braiding and lucet cords.

Felt Poppies

8 October 10am - 1pm

Create your own special felt poppy ideal to wear on Poppy day.

Simple weaving course

13 October 10am - 4pm

Learn to weave on a simple 'rigid heddle' loom. Make a woven scarf to take home.

Make a Sampler

15 October 10am - 4pm

Using wool embroidery create your own small sampler.

Wool Picture

22 October 10am - 4pm

Create a wool picture straight into the frame.

Felt Brooches

29 October 9am - 1pm

Have fun making colourful fruit and vegetables which can be made into brooches.

Meet the experts, see the collections

On the first Wednesday of every month from 10am until 1pm there is the opportunity for you to come along to the Museum Resource and Learning Centre to meet the curators and see the collections. Bring an item for identification or as a donation, take a tour of our state of the art storage facilities or ask for advice on conserving your own artefacts.

You can meet the experts on costumes and textiles, natural history, archaeology, fine and decorative arts, social history, arms and armour who will be available to answer enquiries 

Peter Reavill - the Finds Liaison Officer for the county - will attend some of the sessions. Find out more information about Finds Liaison and the Portable Antiquities Scheme

Please phone 01432 383383 for more details.

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