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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 :  https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200172/history_lives_here/648/hereford_museums_and_art_gallery

History Lives Here

bw 2Since its re-opening, this recently featured Hereford city centre refurbished museum has attracted over 1400 visitors in April alone. 


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"

Bringing history to life

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