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In the interest of public and staff safety, Hereford Library, Museum and Art Gallery is closed temporarily due to the discovery of trace levels of asbestos found in the building as a result of planned building work due to take place at the site. The exhibition programme is postponed until further notice. For further information see the Herefordshire museums page

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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.  The exhibition programme is postponed until further notice.

Events and exhibitions at The Old House, Hereford

Brian Hatton Display

2016 marks 100 years since the death of local artist Brian Hatton who died in action during the First World War. To commemorate the centenary the Old House will host a display of his work.

Our display of reproductions showcases how he was able to capture agricultural life in Edwardian Herefordshire, scenes from the First World War and wonderful portraits of his family and friends.

Edwardian Summer

There are traditional Edwardian parlour games to enjoy and other hands on activities for children. Try on the Edwardian costume and capture the moment with a photograph.

August Bank Holiday Weekend - Old House Tours

Saturday 27 - Monday 29 August.

A unique and fascinating visitor experience which takes you back to Edwardian England in the company of Brian Hatton as an army officer, and a Lloyds bank clerk, circa 1916.

Regular 30 minute 'bringing history alive' tours will take place all day between 11am and 3.30pm over the August Bank Holiday - with some surprise elements thrown in too!

Heritage Open Days

10 -11 September 2016 11am - 4pm.

A unique opportunity to tour the basement at the Old House.

Events at the Museum Resource and Learning Centre 

Heritage Open Days - Meet the Pests

A chance to drop in and see the pests caught in our traps and meet our volunteer entomologist.

8 September 2016  10am - 12 noon.

Drawing from nature - Taster sessions

Thursday 22 September 2016 10.30 - 12 noon.

Friday 23 September 2016 10.30 - 12 noon.

Two half day taster sessions learning to draw and paint items from the rich variety of specimens in the Museum Resource Centre's Natural History collection under the guidance of Angela Gladwell, M Art (RCA).

Newcomers and beginners welcome.

£17.50 per person.

Following on from the taster sessions we hope to run regular weekly courses every Thursday during October - November.

For more details contact us: 01432 383383.


Craft workshops at the Museum Resource and Learning Centre

Craft workshops leaflet

The following workshops will be held from 10am to 4pm.

  • Wednesday 3 August - Quilting Day. Explore quilting techniques and make a small item to take home
  • Wednesday 7 September - Book Making. Traditionally made hand stitched book making

Cost: £45 per person. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided but please bring your own packed lunch. 

If you would like to attend please pick up a booking form from the Old House or the Museum Resource and Learning Centre or email

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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