Our Events for 2017

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Traditional Hertfordshire Project 

We are excited to be involved in a collaborative project with other Hertfordshire Museums to celebrate Hertfordshire’s traditions, superstitions and legends. Read more about the Heritage Lottery Fund and Share Museums East funded project here, and visit the project website here

For more information on our contributions to the project please click on the images below:


Have you ever been a May Queen?

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Straw Plaiting Workshop


Canal Art Workshop








Storytime at Hemel Hempstead Library


Traditional crafts session with Hemel Hempstead Guides Unit


Traditional Dacorum Exhibition







Upcoming events for Traditional Dacorum: 

27th May – 10 June 2017 – NOW FINISHED
Pop-up exhibition at the Marlowes Shopping Centre in Hemel Hempstead

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Sat 27th May: 10am to 4pm
Sun 28th May: 11:30am to 4pm
Mon 29th May: 11:30am to 4pm
Tue 30th May: 10am to 1pm
Wed 31st May: 10am to 4pm
Thu 1st June: CLOSED
Fri 2nd June: 10 am to 4pm
Sat 3rd June: 10am to 4pm
Sun 4th June: 11:30am to 4pm
Mon 5th June: CLOSED
Tue 6th 10am: to 4pm
Wed 7th June: 10am to 4pm
Thu 8th June: 10am to 4pm
Fri 9th June: 10am to 4pm
Sat 10th June 10am to 4pm


27th May – OPENING DAY! – Throughout the day (10am-4pm)
Traditional folk music from Mike Ruff

Join us to celebrate the opening of our exhibition ‘Traditional Dacorum’! Try out some local crafts, learn about traditional celebrations and even share a ghost story of two. We will also be joined by local musician and dancer, Mike Ruff who will be performing traditional May Day music throughout!

31 May 2017 – 11am – 2pm – Free
Demonstration of traditional paper cutting by artist Vanessa Stone

Come along and watch Vanessa expertly cut a Green Man from paper!

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Past Events

13 April 2017Tring Poster New
Story Telling at Tring Library

Exploring the history of Tring’s Silk Mill!










7th April 2017 

We held a story telling session at the Hemel Hempstead Library, with objects and images from our historic collection.



7th April 2017
We createdbeautiful canal art with signwriter Hannah Matthews & displayed historic objects from our collection! At Berkhamsted Arts and Crafts shop (29-31 Lower Kings Road)
















Local Heritage Diary Dates

Please visit here to see the variety of lectures and events from Local History societies representing the Dacorum area.

Tours of the Store

The tours not only give an overview of Dacorum Borough’s history, spanning over 6,000 years, but will also give you a insight into how we care and conserve your local history.

Tours for groups with a minimum of 4, maximum of 12 people are available throughout the year to find out more click here

Object Displays

We have displays across the borough:
Berkhamsted Civic Centre
Berkhamsted Library
Kings Langley Library
Tring Local History Museum (objects are often used as part of their rolling display schedule)



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The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd.

The Museum Store, Clarence Road, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 3YL

Telephone/Fax 01442 879525   Email

Registered in England No. 2851313 | Registered Charity No. 1026161 | Accredited Museum No. 1594 | Status: Fully accredited museum.