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Black and White House Museum

Address : High Street
Town/City : Hereford
County : Herefordshire
Country : England
Post code : HR1 2AA
Phone : 01432 260694
Web Site :  www.blackandwhitehouse.org

History Lives Here !

bw 2A magnificent Jacobean half-timbered building in the heart of Hereford City, now a wonderfully preserved house, furnished in period style. 

Built in 1621 and home, in the past, to butchers, saddlers and bankers, explore the rooms which give a glimpse into daily life during the 17th Century.

The Black & White House Museum is a very welcoming place in the heart of the city. The house was built in 1621, and the museum gives an insight into 17th century life: after passing through the reception area and shop (where you can buy replica goods from the civil war period), the ground floor room tells the history of the period, with plenty of information panels and a model of Hereford at the time.

Moving upstairs to the re-created rooms from the 1640s, the museum visit becomes a lot more interactive: there is a dressing up rail of clothes, and visitors of all ages are encouraged to try them on and even to have pictures taken around the dining table.

The second floor has reproduction furniture and visitors are encouraged to be hands-on here - try out the bed and see how it was put together, discover what the bedstaves were for (to loosen up the bedding), and to examine (but not use!) the 'stool of ease.' Finally, don't miss the prodigal son story on the wall hangings in the smaller bedroom.

The museum is a welcome slice of history in the
centre of the commercial heart of Hereford and well worth the visit.

"loved dressing up and activities"
"it was amazing, it was great, we loved it"

The whole focus of the museum is firmly on the 17th Century and visitors can dress up and fully immerse themselves in the period.

Enjoy the hands-on activities for children and look out for special family events.

If you would be interested in volunteering at the Black and White House Museum please email us at culturalvolunteering@herefordshire.gov.uk

Email: herefordmuseums@herefordshire.gov.uk
Web: www.blackandwhitehouse.org
Telephone 01432 260694
High Town, Hereford, HR1 2AA

Opening times: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Sunday 11.30am-3.00pm Museum shop.
Wheelchair access ground floor only

Bringing history to life !

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