Museums and galleries events and exhibitions
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
18 July - 31 October 2015
Hereford Museum and Gallery
July adult workshops at the Museum Resource and Learning Centre
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
13th August 10am-1pm
Try your hand at 'painting a picture' in yarns.
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
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.