Our current exhibitions

Paddington™ comes to town!

19 March to 26 June 2022

The brilliant touring exhibition from the British Library, Paddington: The Story of a Bear, is coming to North Herts Museum. Follow his trail of marmalade splats to explore his tales of adventures in this educational and fun exhibition.

Celebrate one of the world’s most beloved fictional characters over 60 years on from when he was first introduced in 1958. Featuring over 50 books, documents and original artworks, highlights include the first edition of A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond given to his parents, a selection of memorabilia owned by Michael Bond – including Bond’s typewriter used in the 1960s – and original illustrations of Paddington stories by artists including Peggy Fortnum, David McKee and R.W. Alley.

Join us for a marmalade sandwich-fuelled trip down memory lane – an average visit lasts 30 minutes.



A Space to Be…

5 April to 29 May 2022
A Space to Be… is a project funded by Hertfordshire County Council to improve the wellbeing of young people living in the county. It helps them to create artworks under the guidance of practising artists, using objects held by museums in Hertfordshire as inspiration. This exhibition displays some of the work done by the young people, which continued throughout the pandemic with online sessions when physical spaces were closed.

This exhibition is in The Arches, part of The Terrace Gallery

Museum Talks

For more information and to book tickets click here to go to Art Tickets, have a look at the events on our Facebook page or ask at the Museum reception and we can book it for you.

Escape Rooms

Oh no! Someone has tried to steal a precious object from the museum and we need you to find it. All we know is they didn’t manage to get it out before they were caught; however, their twisted game means you and others are trapped in the museum. Solve the puzzles, find the object and escape before the hour runs out!

We aim not to scare the socks off you, just test your puzzle solving skills to the limit. Great for an evening out with friends or team building with work colleagues. Groups of up to six per session; for larger groups we will divide you across consecutive time slots.

The Escape room lasts about an hour and afterwards you will have use of our conference room for up to an hour, which includes a bottle of Prosecco and nibbles.

Cost per group (up to 6 people) is £120

For more information email Rebecca on rebecca.barkus@north-herts.gov.uk or call 01462 474562

Are you part of a local group or society?

We offer a number of bookable talks given by our expert museum staff. The talks need to be pre-booked and cost £55. Talks can be held at the Museum or at your own venue; if your venue is outside the district, we have to charge travelling expenses.

They can be for up to 40 people. The talks usually last an hour and can be daytime or evening.

It is also possible to arrange online talks using platforms such as Zoom. Please ask for further details.

For more information or to book a talk please email Rebecca Barkus.

To see a full list of available talks, please click here.