Visit Much Hadham Forge Museum
Much Hadham Forge Museum is set in a Grade II* listed building situated in the picturesque village of Much Hadham. It features unique Tudor wall paintings as well as a local history gallery displaying collections from both Much and Little Hadham and galleries devoted to the craft of the blacksmith.
The earliest parts of the building date from the 15th century. The forge and bellows room are part of a 17th century barn conversion and in 1811 the shoeing room and blacksmith’s shop were added.
The Museum was first opened in 1991 by the Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust. The Museum underwent further expansion and refurbishment in 2009, with the support of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
There is free access to our annual exhibitions.
Free entry to The Jean Page Room, which houses our temporary exhibitions.
We are cyclist and dog friendly and have wheel chair access as well as baby-changing facilities.
Corporate team away days: we can host corporate team away days for up to 12 persons.
Hire: our venue can be booked by freelance educators as a workshop space and groups for a meeting room, from as little as £7.50 per hour.
Host the café: if your charity or organisation would like to host the Charity Café or hold a fundraising event over the weekend, please contact us.
Children’s birthday parties: for up to 16 children. We provide pottery painting and other crafts, led by our staff. You have exclusive use of The Jean Page Room with all its facilities. You provide your own food, music, decorations and a party game. Cost: £10 per head. Alternatively, you can book the venue only for your party. Cost: £50. Contact us if you would like to book any of our facilities.
We are open April – mid December
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
11.00am – 5.00pm (dusk in winter)
Family Group £7.00
Sadly, due to Coronavirus, the museum is not currently open. We have tenants on site and a small staff and volunteer force, so we would dearly like to avoid anyone associated with the museum, be it staff, tenant, volunteer or visitor becoming ill.
We have been preparing a lovely exhibition to share this year and we hope to find new ways of sharing it with you while we remain closed.
Check posts with #TheLonelyCurator for updates from behind the closed doors!
We are committed to enabling all our customers to participate in our events equally and with dignity and respect. We aim to be accessible to all by providing facilities to meet the needs of our customers so they can all enjoy our varied programme of events and exhibitions. If you require any assistance, would like additional information or wish to discuss how we can help you make the most of your visit any of our staff or volunteers will be delighted to help. Hearing Dogs & Guide Dogs are welcome.
The Museum and Cafe are fully wheelchair accessible.
We have a disabled toilet, located on the ground floor of the cafe area. Our toilets have emergency call systems installed to provide our customers reassurance.
An Induction Loop system is installed in the exhibiton area. If you wish to use the facility you should switch your hearing aid to the ‘T’ position.
How To Get Here
For Sat Nav our Post Code is SG10 6BS
From M25 East and East London – Take M11 North to Jn7. Take A414 towards Hertford. Follow A414 signs for Hertford through Harlow. After leaving Harlow continue to follow A414 for 2 miles. Turn right signed Hunsdon and The Hadhams. In Hunsdon, turn right at T junction. In Widford filter right onto B1004 from Ware and follow for 2 miles into Much Hadham. We are at the far end of the village on the left.
From M25 West and North London – Exit Jn 25 take A10 North until sign for A414 Harlow and Chelmsford. Take A414 towards Harlow and follow for 2 miles. Turn left signed Hunsdon and The Hadhams. In Hunsdon, turn right at T junction. In Widford filter right onto B1004 from Ware and follow for 2 miles into Much Hadham. We are at the far end of the village on the left.
From Hatfield – Take A414 towards Chelmsford/Harlow Once past the A10, follow A414 towards Harlow for 2 miles. Turn left signed Hunsdon and The Hadhams. In Hunsdon, turn right at T junction. In Widford filter right onto B1004 from Ware and follow for 2 miles into Much Hadham. We are at the far end of the village on the left.
From Stevenage – Take A602 to Ware and enter Ware Town Centre. From High Street go straight over roundabout onto the B1004 and follow for 5 miles through Wareside and Widford into Much Hadham. We are at the far end of the village on the left.
From Cambridge and East – Take M11 South to Jn8. Turn right onto A120, follow A120 until Little Hadham. At Little Hadham turn left at traffic lights. Follow for 2 miles into Much Hadham. We are on the right.
From Royston – Follow A10 South to Puckeridge. Turn left onto A120 towards Bishops Stortford. At Little Hadham turn right at traffic lights. Follow for 2 miles into Much Hadham. We are on the right.
By Bus – The 351 service runs between Bishop’s Stortford and Hertford (not Sunday) every 2-3 hours. Alight by the village hall, We are opposite.