The museum founders, the Andrews brothers, began collecting in the late 19th century and opened the museum in 1903 at their offices in Fore Street.
Today, the diverse collection reflects every aspect of local life, from fine art and thousands of photographic images, to scientific instruments and archaeological finds. The museum even has the UK’s largest collection of toothbrushes, with over 3,000! Hertford Museum has an exciting events programme, with engaging activities for children during the school holidays.
Hertford Museum aims to collect, preserve and interpret evidence of the history of the county town and surrounding parishes in the district of East Hertfordshire for the interest, enjoyment and understanding of the local community and other visitors