I knew that I really should have been Christmas shopping. I’ve walked past The Old House Museum for the last twenty years and somehow felt now was the time to re-acquaint myself. Thirty minutes away from the hustle of the High Town was altogether restoring.
The House itself was built, where it stands in the centre of Hereford, in 1621 and is full of 17th century furniture, murals and artefacts. Like Ledbury, Hereford had a wide main street, a Butcher’s Row, where cattle were butchered and markets held. The Row began to be demolished in 1816. The Old House is the last house standing in what had been a central row of houses on, the now pedestrian, High Town. The museum is free to visit, a lovely space to on four floors, three open to the public(although the stairs are very steep and floor uneven), if you take youngsters set them a challenge to find the dog flap!
Here are some images of its hoard, I’m afraid they are not the highest quality but I hope they inspire you to take a look.
The Old House is open almost everyday of the year, excluding some bank holidays, call them to check hours on 01432 260694.