Updated Wednesday 27th August 2003
Museum Celebrates Centenary
100 years ago, Hertford Museum opened its doors to the people of Hertford, in a room crammed with an assortment of objects on Fore Street, Hertford.
Since then the museum has evolved and developed reflecting its success. It is now in a bigger venue, with a professional team of staff providing a service to the local community and visitors to the area.
With over 50,000 objects in the collection, from a small roman coin to a full size hay wagon, the museum is growing and has over 20,000 visitors per year.
So what does a mummified cat, a sedan chair and a pair of platform shoes have in common?
These three things, together with an array of unseen objects from the museum's collection will be on display in the museum's centenary exhibition, 'Celebrating 100 Years of Hertford Museum'. The exhibition will chart the development of the museum from the early days of collecting right up to present day.
The exhibition opens on 2nd August and takes over the whole of the first floor gallery. The Museum is open 10am-5pm and admission is free.
Visit the Hertford Museum Website.