Much Hadham Forge Museum

COVID-19 UPDATE: Your support is absolutely vital to making sure causes across our communities stay open at this critical time.

Next East Herts Lottery draw on Sat 30 May at 8PM

The draw is in 0 day 9 hours 16 minutes!

Raising £182.00 a year

7 tickets

7 tickets of 50 ticket goal

We need you now more than ever!

About Us:

The Much Hadham Forge Museum can be found in the centre of the village of Much Hadham.  The museum is housed in buildings that date back to 1480.  The beautiful tudor cottage includes  a panelled room, currently used as an archive, and has walls decorated with historically important tudor wall paintings which date back to the time of the first Queen Elizabeth's visit to Hadham Hall in the late 16th Century. Outside is a traditional cottage garden.

At the front of the building is a working Blacksmiths forge.

The museum is located in listed buildings behind the working forge. As well as illustrating and explaining the history and role in society of the rural blacksmith and in particular the Page family who were smiths in Much Hadham from 1811 until the end of the 20th century, the museum houses a collection of pictures and artefacts as diverse as railway signs and farm implements to ancient coins and roman pots.  All these items tell the history of the villages and local people of Little Hadham and Much Hadham and their associated hamlets.

At the back of the museum is a meeting room/crafts area which also serves as a small tea room and gift shop.  These areas are used by pre-schools, schools and clubs and we offer a range of guided trails, workshops, loan boxes and craft activities. Our craft and meeting area is used by community groups and is an important asset to the villages.

Generally the museum works to provide an important and readily accessible record of local social history for the community.

Although there is an admission charge to the main museum and cottage, the museum also presents an annual free exhibition featuring items from the collection.

The buildings and museum are owned by the Hertfordshire Buildings Preservation Trust, a registered charity, which is dedicated to the preservation of historically important buildings in Hertfordshire.  Funding for the museum and it's collection is found via this charity or through fund raising activities. Thus, the museum exists on grants and charitable donations and therefore we need your help so we can continue to conserve and extend our collections and expand our service to the community.

Thank you for your support and good luck!

Yours sincerely,

Mr Jeremy Browne


Recent Supporters:

Mr S supported T S Dreadnought Hertford and Ware Sea Cadets with 2 tickets

15 hours ago

Mrs M supported Hertingfordbury Recreation Ground with 3 tickets

35 hours ago

Mr R supported Widford Village Playing Field with 2 tickets

2 days ago

Mrs L supported St Elizabeth's Centre with 3 tickets

3 days ago

Dr A supported St Elizabeth's Centre with 1 ticket

3 days ago

Mr F supported Aston Playground Committee with 2 tickets

3 days ago

Latest Draw

Sat 23 May 2020

Why Support?


Support your cause

Feel great knowing 60% of ticket sales will go to good causes - 50% to your chosen cause and 10% to other causes in East Herts.


Only £1 per week

That's right, unlike many other lotteries East Herts Lottery tickets are only £1 per week


Great prizes

Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win with a top prize of £25,000!

Gift vouchers

Fancy treating your loved ones to something a little different? We’ve got just the thing!