Other Museums in North Hertfordshire

There are a number of other museums in North Hertfordshire that are not run by NHDC. Details of these museums and others in Hertfordshire can be found by visiting the Hertfordshire Museums website.

Ashwell Village Museum is run by the Ashwell Museum Trust and tells the story of the Domesday borough of Ashwell, now a village renowned for its history and architecture.

  • Exhibitions on local village life from plague rats to straw plaiting and stone tools to pubs.
  • Finds from the shrine of Ashwell's own goddess, the Romano-British Senuna.

Baldock Museum is run by the Baldock Museum and Local History Society. Housed in the historic town hall, it lies at the centre of the medieval town founded by the Knights Templar in the 1140s.

  • Explore the changing fortunes of the Knights Templar's market town from medieval merchants to Georgian brewers and modern industry.
  • Changing annual exhibitions chart particular features of the town's fascinating history.

International Garden Cities Exhibition is run by The Heritage Foundation and is based at 296 Norton Way South, Letchworth.

  • The exhibition tells the story of Letchworth’s legacy and influence on town planning across the world.
  • Join one of Letchworth’s Town Historians on a stroll through some of the highlights of the first Garden City’s history.

Hitchin British Schools Museum is run by the Hitchin British Schools Trust. It is on the site of the first school in the county 'for the sons of the labouring poor', opened on Queen Street in 1810.

  • Visit the only surviving original Lancasterian Schoolroom, built in 1837 for over 300 boys.
  • See the Galleried Classroom built with the encouragement of Matthew Arnold in 1853.

Royston and District Museum is run by Royston Town Council and Royston & District Local History Society and tells the story of Royston and the surrounding area from prehistory to the present day.

  • Explore all aspects of Royston life: at home, at school and during both World Wars.
  • The upper gallery houses frequent temporary exhibitions and the Royston Tapestry, which depicts the history of the town, sewn by local volunteers.