Berrington Hall - National Trust
Nr Leominster HR6 0DW
Neo-classical mansion with fine interiors, set in landscaped grounds. Amazing painted ceilings and French Regency furniture.
Brockhampton Estate - National Trust
Bringsty WR6 5TB
Romantic medieval moated manor house on Herefordshire / Worcestershire borders. 14th-century great hall with an immense, locally-timbered roof. Lovely crooked gatehouse and ruined Norman chapel.
Butcher Row Museum
Burgage Hall, Church Lane
Ledbury HR8 1DW
Butcher Row House Museum features many items of local interest including reproduction helmets and breastplates that would have been worn in the Battle of Ledbury in 1645 and a small collection of musical instruments ranging from a 'hurdy-gurdy' to a Tibetan pipe fashioned from a thigh bone.
Coningsby Museum & St John's Medieval Museum
Hereford HR4 9HN
Visit the site of The Blackfriars Monastery, which was a Dominican Monastery home of crusaders of the Order of St John and an ex-serviceman's hospital, now within an attractive rose garden. See the stone Preaching Cross set within the garden, one of the last surviving examples of such a cross. Learn about the foundation of the Coningsby Red Coat Hospital, probably the model for The Chelsea Hospital in London. Explore the Museum, which explains the links between the Crusades, the Knights Templar and The Hospitaller Knights. Visitors can view the 13th century chapel, which is still in use today by the Order of St John. The remains of Blackfriars monastery are directly beside the museum.
Hereford Cider Museum
21 Ryelands Street
Hereford HR4 0EF
The extensive collection includes cider mills, presses, bottles, old photographs, watercolours, advertising memorabilia and a rare collection of English lead crystal cider flutes. The Archive of Cider Pomology (www.ArchiveOfCiderPomology.co.uk) is sponsored by the National Association of Cider Makers and provides a central depository for documents, books, images, maps and oral histories.
Hereford Museum & Art Gallery
Hereford HR4 9AU
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, has been exhibiting artefacts and works of fine and decorative art connected with the local area since 1874. Although the exterior of the building has changed very little the museum and gallery have kept up with the times. Collections: The collections are relevant to life in Herefordshire and include nationally important costume and textiles as well as an important collection of fine and decorative art. Although display space is limited there is access to the collections through the museum Store and Resource Centre at Friar Street.
Herefordshire Museums Service
Museum Resource and Learning Centre, 58 Friar Street
Hereford HR4 0AS
Herefordshire Museums Service operates five sites across Herefordshire, plus a roving Museum on the Move. They also support independent museums throughout the county via our museum development officer. Admission to all of our sites is free, but small charges may apply for some services and special events.
Kington HR5 3AL
The museum was opened in June 1986, and is housed in what were the stables of the King's Head Inn that was demolished in 1885, although it has had a somewhat chequered history since that time. Please note the museum is only opened between April and September.
Leominster Folk Museum
Leominster HR6 8AQ
Leominster Folk Museum in Etnam Street, Leominster, has collections of many artefacts that illustrate local life. The museum also has on display a burial from the Bronze Age, and a collection of early postage marks and stamps of Leominster. Since opening in 1972 the museum has purchased a Victorian stable which had belonged to the house next door. An extension has also been built to house a complete cider mill which was bequeathed to the museum.
Leominster HR6 8AN
Small accredited museum covering the history of the ancient town of Leominster and its surrounding villages. Entirely volunteer run; closed during the winter months.
Hereford HR1 2AA
The Old House is a wonderfully-preserved example of a Jacobean half-timbered building - a startling sight in the middle of a modern shopping precinct in the heart of Hereford. Built in 1621 as part of Butchers' Row, this only remaining house has been has been home to butchers, ironmongers and bankers over the years, but since 1929 has been a fascinating museum giving an insight into daily life in Jacobean times.
Violette Szabo GC Museum
Wormelow HR2 8HN
The Violette Szabo Museum opened its doors in June 2000 and was the brain child of Rosemary Rigby MBE who was Violette's aunt. Many years of fundraising and collecting artefacts from people who knew Violette or served with her during the war came to fruition on that day in June. The story and life of Violette Szabo is much in evidence at the museum along with life stories of the many resistance workers who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Visitors can learn about Ravensbruck, the concentration Camp that Violette and many of her compatriots were sent to following their capture.
Hereford HR4 0JS
The museum traces the history of drinking water from the cave-dwellers up to the present day through wonderful working engines, superb display panels, illuminated displays, guidebooks and films. Classified by English Heritage as 'a site of clear national importance", the museum is home to the oldest working triple-expansion steam engine in the UK and probably has the widest range of working pumping engines.
Weobley HR4 8SG
Our museum is very small but we hold a wide variety of artefacts and documents relating to the Weobley area. We like to show as much of our material as we can in the space available, and we change our displays each year.