Black And White House Museum
The Black and White House Museum is a remarkably well preserved example of a 17th Century timber-framed building and is situated in the heart of Hereford, surrounded by the commercial centre of the city. It is a startling sight, standing as the sole reminder of times-gone-by in the middle of a modern shopping precinct.
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.
There are hands-on activities for children including replica clothing and puzzles.
For those unable to climb the stairs, a virtual tour is situated on the fully-accessible ground floor. There are also Braille and tactile images for the blind and visually impaired.
Please note parking is available close by.
Strolling along the banks of the River Wye, enjoying the vibrant centre of High Town, or immersing yourself in our local history and historic architecture – they are all just a short walk from each other in Hereford City.
You may prefer to visit our historic Black And White House Museum, Hereford Cathedral and Mappa Mundi. Then you can sit back and relax in a coffee shop or enjoy a show at The Courtyard Theatre. There is something for everyone.
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