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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

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. Special family offer. Up to two children over the age of 7 free with each adult booking

Making Dorset Buttons

27th August 10am-4pm

Learn how to make the traditional cross-wheel button.

September adult workshops at the Museum Resource and Learning Centre:

Beginners Crochet

3rd September 10am-1pm

Learn the basic steps and stitches of crochet

Felt making

10th September half or full day

Needle felting in the morning and wet felting in the afternoon

Beginners Knitting

17th September 10am -1pm

Learn how to cast on, plain and purl stitiches and how to cast off and if time allows some fancy stitches as well.

Locker Hooking

24th September 10am - 4pm

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

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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