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 at 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

Past exhibitions

Find out about past exhibitions here.