Fodor's Expert Review Black and White House Museum

Hereford Historic Home

The half-timber Old House, crisscrossed with black beams and whitewashed walls, is a fine example of domestic Jacobean architecture. Built in 1621, the house started out as a private home, before spending years as a butcher’s shop and then a bank, but has been preserved as a museum since 1929. It’s kept in the style it would have been in the early 17th century; across the three floors you can explore a kitchen, dining hall, parlor, and bedrooms complete with four-poster beds. Look for the rare wall paintings and the unusual dog’s door between the nursery and master bedroom.

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High Town
Hereford, Herefordshire  HR1 2AA, England


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Rate Includes: Free, £2.50, Closed Mon. except bank holidays

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