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Exhibitions at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

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

July adult workshops at the Museum Resource and Learning Centre

Kumihimo Braiding

30th July

10am - 1pm

This short course is an introduction to the ancient Japanese craft of braiding. You will learn to make attractive and colourful braids that can be used for a variety of purposes. We will begin with the technique on the braiding disc and then make a lovely beaded fob to take home with you.

August adult workshops at the Museum Resource and Learning Centre

Tapestry Weaving

13th August 10am-1pm

Try your hand at 'painting a picture' in yarns.

Felt Beads

20th August 10am-1pm

Create your own felt beads.

Making Dorset Buttons

27th August 10am-4pm

Learn how to make the traditional cross-wheel button.

Summer Holiday: Spun Gold Family Activities in the Art Gallery

1pm-3pm Free drop in activity for children of all ages:

  • Fashion, Fit and Felt 22nd July
  • Pick a Pom Pom 29th July
  • Woolly, Weave and Patch 5th August

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Demonstration of Crewel work by the Hereford Decorative and Fine Arts Society.

29th July 11am-4pm at the Old House Hereford.

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

Temporary display

The Horse of Dr. Francis

Dr Francis' stuffed pony was a fasciantion to all who visited the doctor's surgery on St Ethelbert's Street, Hereford, where is stood in the hallway for very many years. This well-loved rather eccentric doctor was also renowned for his use of horse and carriage to visit patients right into the 1960's.

January – June 2015

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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