Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

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The Hereford Museum and Art Gallery is a local museum in the cathedral city of Hereford, Herefordshire, England.[1]

The museum is housed in a Victorian Gothic building. It opened in 1874 and exhibits artefacts, fine art, and decorative art associated with the local area.


The collection includes a significant number of works by the Herefordshire born artist John Scarlett Davis[2]


There are regular temporary exhibitions of craftwork, paintings, photography, and prints.[3] In 2006, the bicenterary of Joseph Murray Ince was celebrated with an exhibition.[4] The designs of Christopher Dresser were exhibited in 2007.[5] An exhibition of work by the locally born artist Brian Hatton (1887–1916) was displayed at the gallery between November 2007 and January 2008.[6][7] As the centenary of Hatton's death falls next year (2016), there are plans for a major exhibition of his work. In September 2015 asbestos was found in the Museum & Art Gallery (and the Library with whom it shares the building)so the building was temporarily closed for investigations. No decision has yet been taken as to when it may re-open.


In 2005, the museum became the first in the United Kingdom to invest in the Talking Tactile Tablet (T3),[8] developed at the UK's Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford together with a software company based in the USA.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hereford Museum & Art Gallery, Culture 24, UK.
  2. ^ Tony Hobbs, John Scarlett Davis: A Biography, Almeley, Herefordshire, Logaston Press, 2004. ISBN 1904396151
  3. ^ Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, Visit Britain, UK.
  4. ^ Caroline Lewis, Hereford Museum & Art Gallery Celebrates Joseph Murray Ince Bicentenary, Culture 24, UK, 3 August 2006.
  5. ^ Alexander Rabagliati, The Designs Of Christopher Dresser at Hereford Museum, Culture 24, UK, 17 January 2007.
  6. ^ Bill Tanner, Herefordshire celebrates Brian Hatton. Hereford Times, 12 November 2007.
  7. ^ Exhibition dedicated to the work of Brian Hatton (1887–1916), Herefordshire Council, UK.
  8. ^ "College breaks new ground". Worcester News. 18 April 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "Old meets new at city attraction". Hereford Times. Newsquest Media Ltd. 25 July 2005. Retrieved 26 April 2010. 

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Coordinates: 52°03′17″N 2°43′03″W / 52.0548°N 2.7175°W / 52.0548; -2.7175