The Black and White House Museum is a well-preserved half-timbered Jacobean building in the centre of Hereford. It was built in 1621 as part of Butchers' Row. In 1816, other buildings on the row started to be demolished and now, Old House is the only remaining house from the original row. The house has been used by butchers, ironmongers, and bankers during its history.
The fireplace in the south east room came from another house in the city and is probably 15th century. The moulded frieze on the second floor is early 18th century. In a 1931 report, the house was described as the "best preserved example of a timber framed house in the city".
Since 1929, the Old House has been a museum presenting life in Jacobean times. The house is furnished in the style of the period. Objects on display include baby walkers and wall paintings. The museum's beds include at least one from Penrhyn Old Hall. In 2017, new embroidered bedspreads were displayed on the beds in the museum.
In 2017, Herefordshire Council refurbished the Old House and changed its name to The Black and White House Museum.
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