Our current exhibitions

Frozen in Time: early photographs of North Herts

3 December 2020 to 31 January 2021
The Museum Service has an extensive collection of historic photographs covering all North Hertfordshire, which was home to some pioneering photographers. We have chosen a sample to give you a taste of local life more than a hundred years ago. See if you can spot familiar places and work out how much has changed as well as what has remained from Victorian and Edwardian times.

While the Museum remains closed owing to Covid-19 restrictions, you can view the gallery here.

Various Guest Appearances: paintings by Beccy Cannon

13 October 2020 – 3 January 2021
Beccy creates a colourful world of characters who come to life on their canvases. They form themselves often just from one line, a dollop of colour and whatever emotion is fizzing through her thoughts at the time. She likes to play around with the creative process, closing her eyes, dipping fingers in the paint and seeing who emerges. There’s often an evocative face staring back from the canvas, asking for further evolution.

‘If you are looking for something truly original, sometimes wacky, often thought-provoking and always colourful, then Beccy’s artwork is for you. It will bring you joy for years to come.’ Jennie Bond

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

Museum Talks

During the restrictions on public meetings put in place for the Covid-19 pandemic, we are unable to offer talks at the museum. However, they can be arranged using Zoom. Please email us for more information.

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.

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.

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

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