Collections & Resources

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Inside the Museum is a room of Tudor wall paintings featuring Queen Elizabeth I portrayed in the scene of the Judgement of Solomon as well as her Royal Arms and the Newce family arms. These paintings are breathtaking for visitors and of international interest. They reveal details of Tudor fashion and social status.  The building gives clues about how the influential Newce family promoted themselves locally and in the Tudor Court. The Curator can be booked for illustrated talks about the wall paintings and the Newce family history. Contact us here.
Much Hadham Wall Paintings
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THE Page Family Collection

The Page Family collection includes domestic and personal items from the home which now houses the museum. It also includes objects found and saved during the conservation of the building and site.

The Local History collection feature objects from the Hadhams spanning the Bronze Age to the present day as well as archives and audio recordings. The objects tell the story of the social history of our villages in more recent times.

The Blacksmithing collection features items used, made or repaired by the blacksmith. These sit alongside tools from the other trades who also operated in the village.

In the Local Resource Room you can find the archives of many local clubs and societies, past and present, alongside maps, articles, books, photographs, postcards and other ephemera relating to the history of The Hadhams and their many historic properties.