Specialist work will soon be taking place to restore the outside of the historic Black and White House Museum in Hereford

Visitors to Hereford High Town will notice scaffolding being erected around the Black and White House Museum as preparations are made for the start of specialist conservation work.

The restoration work to the exterior of the historic building will help to protect one of Herefordshire’s most important heritage sites for years to come. The repairs must be carried out during the warmer summer months due to the nature of the materials used.

The timber-framed museum will remain open for all visitors to enjoy what’s on offer while the work is underway. It is expected to be completed by the end of October.

The Grade I Listed Building dates back to 1621 when it was initially built as a butcher’s home. Since 1929 it has been a fascinating museum giving an insight into daily life in the 17th Century.

Damian Etheraads, Museum Lead, said: “The Black and White House is an important historic building. This essential work will ensure its preservation for future generations and maintain its status as a beloved landmark in Hereford. This project involves meticulous restoration techniques to ensure the integrity of the original structure while making it good for years to come.”

For information about the Black and White House and opening times, see the council website.

Published: 27th June 2024