Hertfordshire is a delightful, largely rural region of the United Kingdom with gently rolling landscapes of open farmland, forest and pasture, peppered with stately homes and the ruins of castles and abbeys. There's a lot of history here, and in cultural venues such as the Bushey Museum and Art Gallery visitors can discover a lot about the region and its fascinating past. Be sure to pay the museum a visit when you're next in the area, maybe staying at a local Hertfordshire hotel such as Ramada Hatfield or the Elstree Inn in nearby Borehamwood.
Hertfordshire Hotels for the Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
The museum's fine collection of art and artefacts is the biggest of its kind in Hertfordshire. The various objects date mainly from the 18th and 19th Centuries, with the Monro Circle of artists being especially well represented. These luminaries included the likes of Lucy Kemp-Welch and Sir Hubert von Herkomer, who with their friends and acolytes thrived in the area for many years. The Bushey Museum and Art Gallery trust was set up in 1993 to safeguard and collect the artistic heritage of the area. Many of the works on display have been bequests or gifts, and the museum has received considerable grants to purchase other major pieces for posterity. Enjoy an educational and aesthetically pleasing afternoon here from your Hertfordshire hotel and you won't regret coming!
The Bushey Museum and Art Gallery from Hertfordshire Hotels
Even before the museum was officially opened it was awarded joint first prize in the category of 'best achievement for museums operating with limited resources' by the Gulbenkian Foundation. Local history is covered thoroughly through various media, from maps, documents and archaeological artefacts to contemporary works of art, and many of the original records can be inspected at first hand in the museum's Local Studies Centre. There is also a museum shop, in which visitors can buy souvenirs as well as choose from a good selection of books relating to the history of the area. From a nearby Hertfordshire hotel it's just a short walk or drive to get here and enjoy the displays.