North Hertfordshire Museum / Hitchin Town Hall Project Overview

North Hertfordshire will soon have a brand new museum next door to the completely refurbished Town Hall in Brand Street, Hitchin. The museum will display collections from the old Letchworth and Hitchin museums and many items from around the District that have never before been on public display.

We are most grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for generously supporting the project.

Some of the items from the new displays are shown here. Please visit our Facebook page for up-to-date events and pictures.

Hitchin Marketplace oil painting by Samuel Lucas, 1840

Above: Hitchin Marketplace, oil painting of 1840 by Samual Lucas, which will be on display in the new museum

Front page of the Royston Crow, 1870

Above: The Royston Crow, April 1870 edition

Suffragette rosette 1907-1914

Above: Suffragette rosette, 1907-1914


Keep in touch

You can keep up to date with the progress of the work by clicking on the link below to our blog:

or follow us on Facebook or find us on Flickr to see regular updates on the renovation.

If you have questions relating to the Council’s project, please contact the Project Librarian, Holly Butrimas-Gair, by emailing or calling 01462 474209.

If you have questions relating specifically to the new museum, please contact Cultural Services Manager Ros Allwood by emailing

North Hertfordshire Museum:

View the development agreement for the project below.

Development Agreement15.09 MB