Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The Black and White House Museum

About the Black and White House Museum

The Black and White House is a remarkably well preserved example of a 17th Century timber-framed building and is situated in the heart of Hereford, surrounded by the commercial centre of the city. It is a startling sight, standing as the sole reminder of times-gone-by in the middle of a modern shopping precinct.
Built in 1621, the house has been used for many purposes over the years, starting life as a butcher's home and shop and finishing 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.
Please note parking is available close by. Take a look at the council car parks page. There are public toilet facilities nearby, but not on site.

Opening times

The museum is currently being refurbished and is due to re-open on 1 April 2017.
  • Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
Admission charges
  • Adults £2.50
  • Children £1.50 (under 5s free)
  • Family ticket £7.50 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
  • Access to ground floor only £1.50
  • Adult annual pass £7.50
  • Child annual pass £4.50
  • Family annual access £22.50

Masquerade Ball 28/09/17 - In Aid Of Megan Baker House


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

The Open University - Career Development for the Defence Community




If you are looking to develop yourself or planning to leave the Armed Forces and need additional skills to help with your resettlement, The Open University (OU) can help: 
  • OU work closely with the MOD to support education and training while with the Armed or Civil Services.
  • The OU’s flexible learning allows service personnel to maximise their use of personal time. 
  • OUare proud of their relationship with the Armed Forces, supporting students wherever they are in their studies and wherever they are in the world.
OU have created this website to provide advice, support and free resources to Armed Forces personnel, as well as information to help you find out more about what it’s like to study with the OU.  Click HERE for more information

Royal British Legion - Remembrance Travel - LIBOR Funded Normandy Tours 2017






                                                    Various Dates in March, April, May and September 2017.
                                                       Funding for a veteran plus 2 family members or carers.
                                                                     Click HERE for more information

Veterans UK Customer Satisfaction Survey 2017

At Veterans UK (part of Defence Business Services) we are always trying to improve the services we deliver to our customers. One of the best ways to understand how we can make improvements is to ask the people who use our services how we can do better.
If you would like to tell us about your experiences, please complete our Customer Satisfaction Survey 2017
For more information on the services we deliver and how you can contact us, please see Veterans UK.


Friday, 3 March 2017

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Big White Wall


Families Activity Breaks (FAB)

What is FAB?

Families’ Activity Breaks (FAB) is a non-public funded, tri Service charitable initiative, providing fun and challenging activity camps around the UK for bereaved Military families.

Families’ Activity Breaks
If your child is aged up to 19 years old and has suffered the loss of a loved one who was serving in the Armed Forces, then you may be eligible for a FAB camp. The holidays offer an adventure for all the family and a welcome break to meet and socialise with others who have experienced a similar loss. A loved one can mean a parent, a step parent, or a child’s legal guardian, carer or sibling.

Full details of 2017 FAB dates are at www.fabcamps.org.uk