Hereford Museum and Art Gallery return attraction is creating a buzz

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery will return to full opening hours on Friday 27 July, following three months of roof repair works.

Photo of live beehive at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

The glass case offers a rare insight into the inner-workings of a beehive

Thanks to support from Hereford Beekeepers Association, the museum also welcomes back the busy bees that call the museum home, with the reinstallation of the live hive. The beehive remains one of the most popular exhibits; contained within a glass case, it is a rare insight into the inner-workings of a hive. During the hot weather, visitors may be treated to a view of the young bees fanning the entrance of their new home to keep the temperature down and circulate fresh air throughout the hive. Inspired children can also dress up as a bee or beekeeper to role play everything they have seen in action!

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery summer activities flyer


The museum, which is housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building on Broad Street in Hereford City, has lots of summer activities planned to keep everyone entertained over the school holidays. Following inspiration from the Threads of Time installation of fashion and wearable art curated by Rose Tinted Rags, families are welcome to drop in to the following free sessions:

  • Totally Temari (Weds 8 August, 11am-3pm): try your hand at the ancient Japanese craft by making your own temari hand ball
  • Fantastic Fabric Fun (Weds 15 August, 11am-3pm): for anyone who enjoys creating and making with fabric
  • Fantastic Fabric Fun (Weds 22 August, 11am-3pm): More upcycled fabric fun for all the family

Visitors can keep up to date with museum events through Facebook @herefordmuseums

Opening times

Tuesday: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 4pm

Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Friday: 10am - 4pm

Saturday: 10am - 12.30pm

(Closed Sunday and Monday)

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery is located above Hereford Library on Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9AU

Published: 26th July 2018