The Black and White House

This is a 17th Century timber-framed building situated in the heart of Hereford High Town. Built in 1621, it began life as a butcher's home and shop and finished its commercial life in the hands of Lloyds Bank in the late 1920s. Since 1929 it has been a fascinating museum giving an insight into daily life in Jacobean times. It is furnished in period style with an internationally important collection of English oak furniture and there are interesting pieces in every room. Of particular interest to many visitors are the rare wall-paintings, the four-poster bed and the baby-walkers. There are hands-on activities for children including replica clothing and puzzles. For those unable to climb the stairs, a virtual tour is situated on the fully-accessible ground floor. There are also Braille and tactile images for the blind and visually impaired.

Opening times (normal hours)

Currently we are closed, but re-opening on Saturday the 17th of February!

For more information about the Black & White house and opening hours also have a look on the Council's website; www.herefordshire.gov.uk/museums

  • Tuesday - Saturday     10am - 4pm
  • Sundays                       11.30am to 2.30pm
  • Monday                        closed