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Museums & places of interest

IN HERTFORD

Hertford Museum

Hertford Museum aims to collect and preserve evidence of the history of the county town and surrounding parishes for the interest, enjoyment and understanding of the local community and other visitors. The museum offers displays on two floors as well as things to touch and play with. It also runs regular events for families and children.more...

18 Bull Plain, Hertford, SG14 1DT [show map & facilities]

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Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies

We are the ideal place for discovering local and family history in Hertfordshire. To start your search, use our online catalogues or visit us in Hertford.more...

Register Office Block, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DQ [show map]

OUTSIDE HERTFORD

Bishop's Stortford Museum

The Bishop's Stortford Museum is housed in the original Victorian building which was the birthplace of Cecil Rhodes, financier and founder of diamond company De Beers. The museum houses a unique collection of artefacts about Rhodes and his life. Children will love playing the African instruments, using the dressing up box (which includes Victorian and African outfits), lighting up the rooms in the model of the Victorian house, doing some brass rubbing and finding out more about local history via the interactive touch screens. Free Entry.more...

Rhodes Arts Complex, 1-3 South Road, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 3JG [show map & facilities]

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Hatfield House and Gardens

As well as Hatfield House itself, enjoy the manicured garden, extensive park, 9 unique shops, busy restaurant, traditional breeds farm and children's adventure playground. The House, Gardens, Hatfield Park Farm , Bloody Hollow Play Area are closed during the winter. more...

The House Office, Hatfield, AL9 5NQ [show map & facilities]

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Knebworth House & Park (& dinosaur trail!)

Our 250 acres offer a quiet refuge for country picnics and dog walking (visitors are asked to use leads in the park and not to take pets into the gardens). You might catch a glimpse of Red and Sika deer. Children can run loose at the Adventure Playground, search for Geoffrey the Gorilla, hiding at the centre of the Victorian Maze, and enjoy a dinosaur safari with 72 pre-historic creatures grazing amongst the redwoods. Closed during the winter.more...

Knebworth House, Knebworth, SG3 6PY [show map & facilities]

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Mill Green Mill and Museum

Working watermill and museum. Watch organic flour being ground, maybe buy some and take it home to bake? Exhibitions, trails and activities plus crafts every school holiday. Children FREE entry. Toddlers mornings £3.00 child includes drink/biscuit. Open Tue,Wed,Thur all day and Sunday & Bank Holidays pm. Mill Tues Wed Sun. Entry to the grounds is free.more...

Mill Green Mill and Museum, Mill Green, Hatfield, AL9 5PD [show map & facilities]

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Mountfitchet Castle

Mountfitchet Castle is a unique open-air museum experience where the visitor can travel back in time over 900 years and truly witness life in a medieval Motte and Bailey castle. Explore the Castle and roam through the Norman village hidden behind the castle walls. Meet and hand feed the tame Fallow deer and other rescued animals that roam freely throughout the 10 acre site.more...

Mountfitchet Castle, Stansted, CM24 8LY [show map]

Much Hadham Forge Museum

Walk in the steps of real Tudors. Explore the birthplace of hte royal dynasty. Open your eyes to the Elizabethan age. To make the most of your visit, why not pick up one of our House Detective Bags? They are packed with tasks and quizzes to complete as you move through the museum. In the Charity Café there is a range of toys, games and colouring-in for younger visitors. Open April - mid December. Check website for times.more...

High Street, Much Hadham, SG10 6BS [show map & facilities]

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Royal Gunpowder Mills

Open for School Holiday Events, Special Events & Open Days. Check website for dates. The Royal Gunpowder Mills is a great place for families to spend days out exploring the secret history of gunpowder, explosives and rocket propellants through our engaging interactive Exhibitions, Science Shows and Children's Activities. Includes Mad Lab, Rocket Vault, The Armoury, Mini and Narrow Gauge Railway, Playgroud, Woodland walk, exhibitions and more.more...

Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY [show map & facilities]

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Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery

The Royston Museum Trail guides the visitor through the history of Royston and the surrounding area with a range of archaeological finds dating from the Ice Age through to the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons. Other items of particular interest are a Beatles' programme, the first home computer (Sinclair ZX), a Rubik's Cube, and a time capsule assembled by the Royston Brownies in 1997 to be opened in 2027!more...

5 Lower King Street, Royston, SG8 5AL [show map & facilities]

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