The Black and White House Museum, Hereford, Herefordshire
The Black and White House Museum stands on the corner of the street in Hereford’s High Town and is one of the city’s distinctive half-timbered houses. Dating back to 1621, it has been a museum of Jacobean life for almost 100 years.
The Museum has quite some history, having served in its time as a residence, a fish shop, a saddlers, a hardware store, an indoor market and a bank. The rooms are furnished in period style, typical of how an affluent family house would have looked in the early 17th century. There are rare wall paintings, baby walkers, a four poster bed and an internationally important collection of English oak furniture. Children can enjoy the hands on activities, which include a dressing up box, and there’s a small shop where you can buy a little momento of your visit.
Open: Tues-Sat & Bank Holidays 10.00am-4.00pm
T: 01432 260694 All information correct at the time of writing