THE Old House museum, in High Town, Hereford, will be closed to visitors next week and for a week in April.

The closure is to allow for repairs to be carried out by a contractor who specialises in working on and restoring period buildings. The work involves traditional lime plastering.

Built in 1621, the Old House has been used for many purposes over the years, but is now a museum giving an insight into daily life in Jacobean times.

It is furnished in period style and there are interesting pieces in every room. Of particular interest are the wall paintings and beds.

The Old House will be closed to visitors from Monday to Monday, March 26, and again from Wednesday, April 11, to Monday, April 16.

It will be open to visitors from Tuesday, March 27, to Monday, April 9, and then re-opens fully to the public on Tuesday, April 17.

For more details, call Hereford Museums on 01432 260692.