About the museum

North Hertfordshire Museum is a brand new museum next door to the completely refurbished Town Hall in Brand Street, Hitchin. We 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.

Who runs the museum?

The Museum Service of North Hertfordshire District Council manages North Hertfordshire Museum.

The service aims to increase the understanding and enjoyment of the culture, heritage and environment of North Hertfordshire, using our collections to tell the stories of the people who have lived and worked here.

Our vision is to provide a welcoming museum that plays an active role in the life of the District.

Hitchin Marketplace oil painting by Samuel Lucas, 1840

  Hitchin Marketplace, oil painting of 1840 by Samuel Lucas, which will be on display in the new museum
Front page of the Royston Crow, 1870  

The Royston Crow, April 1870 edition

Suffragette rosette 1907-1914   Suffragette rosette, 1907

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, Instagram or find us on Flickr to see regular updates on the renovation.

If you have questions relating specifically to the new museum, please contact Cultural Services Manager Ros Allwood by emailing ros.allwood@north-herts.gov.uk.

Email North Hertfordshire Museum at: northhertsmuseum@north-herts.gov.uk

View the development agreement for the Museum project below.