Museums and Groups in Herefordshire

There are plenty of ways to get involved with the history and archaeology of Herefordshire. Why not visit a museum or join an archaeological society?

Many Portable Antiquities Scheme finds can be seen on display at museums around the county (see the links that accompany the descriptions below).


The Black and White House Museum

Built in 1621, the house has been used for many purposes over the years, starting life as a butcher’s home and shop and finishing its commercial life in the hands of Lloyds Bank in the late 1920s. Since 1929 it has been a fascinating museum giving an insight into daily life in Jacobean times. It is furnished in period style with an internationally important collection of English oak furniture and there are interesting pieces in every room. Of particular interest to many visitors are the rare wall-paintings, the four-poster bed and the baby-walkers.

Ledbury Heritage Centre

The story of Ledbury’s past displayed in a timber-framed building in the picturesque lane leading to the church. Learn about the poets John Masefeild and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and try your hand at timber framing.

Leominster Museum

Leominster Museum tells the story of Leominster and its people from pre Roman times to the present day. The collection comprises artefacts, pictures, photographs, postcards and documents, including an important collection of paintings and drawings by famous Leominster Victorian artist John Scarlett Davis.

Stockton Bury Gardens

The four-acre garden is home to a medieval pigeon house, kitchen garden, water gardens and well-planted borders. The Leominster Roman coin hoard is on display here (HESH-91B963).

Waterworks Museum

This museum covers the history of water supply for public consumption.

Societies & Organisations

Bromyard & District Local History Society

Dinedor Heritage Group

Eardisland Oral History Group 

Ewyas Lacy Study Group

Garway Heritage Group 

Hereford Civic Society

Herefordshire Family History Society  

Herefordshire Lore

Ledbury Civic Society

Ross-on-Wye Civic Society

Weobley Local History Society 

Woolhope Club