Museums and galleries

Volunteer with UH Arts+ Culture

You'll gain great experience working in the arts while also contributing to your Go Herts Award.

Find out how to volunteer

On campus

UH Arts + Culture is our very own contemporary, on campus arts centre bringing you a mix of vibrant exhibitions, immersive theatre, creative workshops, music, and much more. If you want to enhance your time at Herts, this is the right place for you!

Need a break? Explore our College Lane Campus Art + Design Gallery to see stunning exhibitions, sign up to outdoor sculpture walks, visit the Chapman Gallery to view part of the University’s extensive art collection, and watch excellent theatre and dance at the Weston Auditorium on de Havilland Campus.

You can also stream a choice of theatre and musical performance online and browse through a collection of fun activities to bring out your creative side. Visit the UH Arts website to find out more.

Out and about

Hertfordshire and London offer a wide variety of museums and galleries to visit during your studies. Although some of these attractions do charge an entrance fee, many of them are free or offer discounts if you show a valid student ID.

Situated in St Albans, there is the Verulamium Museum, a museum focussed around the wonders of Roman life and is home to some of the finest mosaics outside of the Mediterranean. For the aviation enthusiasts, you can visit the de Havilland Aircraft Museum, which is only a few miles from home. Or you could go a bit further afield to the Imperial War Museum's RAF Duxford to see the wonders of civilian and military aviation.

London is also home to many other museums including the world-famous Science Museum, the National History Museum and the V&A which are all free to visit.

Again in St Albans, you can visit the St Albans Museum + Gallery which spans over three floors showcasing over 2,000 years of priceless heritage and display contemporary artworks The museum and gallery utilises historic spaces such as the old courtroom and cells to display pieces of art in innovative ways.