Archive for the ‘Museums’ Category

New Hertford Brewery museum / exhibition

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012


Val Bott has sent us the following about a new museum-

Hertford shoppers have a new Sainsbury’s, and with it comes a small museum exhibition about the Hertford Brewery and the McMullen family. Wandering into the store, you can see straight away that Sainsbury’s have taken seriously the planning requirement that they should interpret the history of the Brewery. The store designer team commissioned high quality line drawings of a number of local landmarks – including several with McMullen connections – and these have become a fine mural in the entrance atrium.

The store occupies the site of the 1980s lager building. With it they had to buy the 1891 tower brewery alongside. They have restored the structure beautifully – the lease is now on offer for conversion into apartments of workspaces or both. The new museum is in the ground floor of the Copper House, with access just to this part of the old building via the smart little café in the store. It has been greeted enthusiastically by supermarket customers.

The museum exhibition houses the smallest of the fermentation vessels rescued from the brewery building, elegant graphics, a number of items on open display and a huge showcase of objects lent by the McMullens from their company archive. A small case provides the modern Hertford Brewery with a chance to promote its seasonal beers.

Worth a visit if you are in the area – and the opening hours are the longest of any museum as they match those of the store.

Job opportunity

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

We have had the following email sent in and thought it appropriate to flag it up to our readership. Good luck.

A job opportunity that has come up at the National Brewery Centre, Burton on Trent for a Museum Guide. It is a paid position (hourly rate), part time mixture of weekly and weekend working.

It is a chance for someone with a good knowledge of brewing and breweries to engage with our visitors and enhance their visit to the Museum!

If anyone is interested please can they contact either Paula White (General Manager) or Vanessa Winstone (Collections Officer) for further information.

Many thanks

Vanessa Winstone

Museums and visitor attractions

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Posting the message from the Museum of London reminded me that Ken is compiling details of what brewery related material can be seen in museums and visitor attractions around the country

If you know of any such material that would be of interest to members do please let us know



Exploring 20th Century London

Friday, July 30th, 2010

I have just received the following and thought it would be of interest to members



—– Forwarded Message —-
From: “Deboick, Sophia” <>


I’m writing to introduce you to a resource that your members may be interested in. The Exploring 20th Century London website makes 9000 objects from the Museum of London and 19 other London heritage institutions available for the public to view. We have a number of brewery history-related photographs, artefacts and oral history recordings on the site. Please do take a look:



If this is of interest, we’d be delighted to have the website included on your links page. Also, to coincide with CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival, we will be highlighting a number of our brewing-related items on our Twitter account and Facebook group next week (see addresses below), which may be of interest to your members.

Do let me know if you would like to know more about the project. Thanks for your time, and all best wishes,


Sophia Deboick
Project Assistant, Exploring 20th Century London
Museum of London
150 London Wall
London . EC2Y 5HN

Email: sdeboick at

Twitter: @Exploring20CLdn