The museum and café are open

The museum is open 10.30 am – 4.30 pm Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm Sunday, closed Monday. Admission is free. The café takes last orders for food and drinks an hour before the museum closes.

The museum has followed Government guidelines to ensure that it is a safe environment, with a one-way system of social distancing and additional cleaning throughout the building. Please wear an appropriate facemask when you visit.

During this exceptional period, the museum café is offering a smaller menu, served in takeaway cups and boxes, but you are welcome to sit at the socially-distanced tables. It offers Afternoon Cream Tea on the terrace, which must be pre-booked in one-hour slots; it includes tea or coffee of your choice, selection of finger sandwiches, scone, clotted cream and jam, cake of the day and macarons for £16.00 pp, £8.00 under 12s.

Click here to see our takeaway menu.

North Hertfordshire Museum has four galleries:
  • explore the Discovering North Hertfordshire Gallery, which deals with the history of the district from geological times to the present day;
  • see changing exhibitions of art in the Exhibition Gallery;
  • discover how people’s lives have changed over thousands of years in the Living in North Hertfordshire Gallery;
  • see the football collection, objects from all around the world, items from our art collections and animations of local folklore tales in the Terrace Gallery;
  • view art exhibitions in the Arches Gallery, part of the Terrace Gallery.

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Opening Times

Monday: Closed Tuesday – Saturday: 10.30 to 16.30 (last admission at 15.30) Sunday: 11.00 to 15.00 (last admission at 14.00)

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