Apsley Paper Trail

Frogmore Mill, Fourdrinier Way, Apsley, and, Apsley Mills Cottage, London Road, Apsley
Hemel Hempstead HP3 9RY


The world of paper - from its industrial beginnings to its sustainable future. The Paper Trail project is a unique activity-based industrial sustainability 'exploration' centre built around the two sites - Frogmore Mill and Apsley Mills - that were the birthplace of paper's industrial revolution 200 years ago.

Ashridge Estate - National Trust

Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill
Berkhamsted HP4 1LX


Vast swathe of beautiful woodlands and chalk downland at the north end of the Chiltern Hills. Super panoramas from Ivinghoe Beacon and the Duke of Bridgewater Monument. Historical remains from Iron Age to Victorian era.

British Schools Museum

British Schools Museum, Queen Street
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Today the British Schools Museum celebrates the history of elementary education in Britain from 1798 to the 1960s. The listed buildings include the only surviving Lancasterian School-room (1837) where ONE master taught 300 boys, and the Galleried Classroom (1853) for 110 boys. Collections: The museum houses the Jill Grey Collection of Childhood and Educational Material. Around 35,000 items related to education of children from the 17th century collected by Hitchin resident Jill Grey (one-time personal assistant to Frank Whittle).

Clock Tower

Market Place
St Albans AL3 5DR


Built between 1403 and 1412 and is the only medieval town belfry in England. Its fine bell has also survived almost 600 years of use.

Hatfield House

Hatfield Park
Hatfield AL9 5NQ


Hatfield House is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury and their family. The estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years. We hold documents and collections of local, national and international significance. Our primary aim is to preserve the papers in our care for the benefit of future generations. The collection is used by the owner and managers of the estate but the records are also made available to suitably qualified researchers.

Hertford Museum

18 Bull Plain
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The museum is located in a 17th century town house with an attractive Jacobean style garden. Collections: Extensive collections from Hertford, Hertfordshire and beyond. Local archaeology, social history, photographs, paintings and prints, plus ethnographic collection and Hertfordshire regiment collection.

Knebworth House, Gardens & Park

Estate Office
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The romantic exterior of Knebworth House with its turrets, domes and gargoyles silhouetted against the sky does little to prepare the visitor for what to expect inside. The House has stood for many years longer than the Victorian decoration suggests and the stucco hides from view a red brick house dating back to the Tudor times. Every generation of the Lytton family has left something of its style and taste, making Knebworth an extraordinary walk through 500 years of British history.

Lincolnsfields Children's Centre

Bushey Hall Drive
Bushey WD23 2ES


The Lincolnsfields Children's Centre is located on what was originally the site of Bushey Hall - the wartime location of the USAAF 8th Fighter Command Headquarters - a unique WW2 heritage site. We stage regular historical events within the grounds using the remaining twelve WW2 buildings. Our 1940s house is open on on selected Sundays.

Mill Green Museum & Mill

Mill Green
Hatfield AL9 5PD


A local history museum for the Welwyn Hatfield District, housed in the former Miller's House dating back to the 16th century. Three galleries housing local artefacts or temporary exhibitions.

Rye House Gatehouse

Rye House Quay, Rye Road
Hoddesdon EN11 0EH


Rye House Gatehouse was one of the first brick built buildings in the country. The house formed the hub of what was a large estate for its time.

Shaw's Corner - National Trust

Ayot St Lawrence
Welwyn AL6 9BX


An Edwardian villa, the home of George Bernard Shaw from 1906 till his death in 1950. A large red-brick detached house, Shaw's Corner was built in 1902 as the New Rectory for Ayot St Lawrence.

Sopwell Nunnery

off Cottonmill Lane, St Albans
St Albans


Ruins of a Tudor manor house, on the site of a 21st century nunnery.

St Albans Cathedral

Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, Sumpter Yard
St Albans AL1 1BY


The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban is the seat of the Bishop of St Albans and serves the Diocese of St Albans in the counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, the Borough of Luton and the London Borough of Barnet. The Cathedral is also a parish church with a large and active congregation.

St Albans Signal Box Preservation Trust

Ridgmont Road
St Albans AL1 3AJ


This is a Midland Railway signal box, erected June 1892, and abandoned by British Railways 1980. Taken on by the Preservation Trust in 2006, it was restored by late 2008, and opened regularly to the public from 2009 onwards. It is the largest preserved Midland Railway signal box in England, and the only one preserved where it originally worked.

Tower Museum Bassingbourn

Hangar #3, Bassingbourn Barracks
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The Tower Museum Bassingbourn is housed in the original control tower that dates back to the 1930s when the airbase was constructed. One of the first museums in the country to be housed in an original control tower, the museum opened in 1974; its aim to educate visitors in the history of this world famous base when the RAF and the USAAF were stationed here.

Verulamium Museum

St Michaels
St Albans AL3 4SW


Verulamium is the award winning museum of everyday life in Roman Britain. It is on the site of one of the major cities in Roman Britain set in attractive parkland and near Roman theatre, walls and hypocaust. There is a new Iron Age gallery, recreated Roman rooms, discovery areas and some of the best mosaics outside the Mediterranean.

Welwyn Roman Baths

Welwyn Bypass
Welwyn AL6 9HT


Tunnel through time to the world of the Romans with a visit to Welwyn Roman Baths. Discover the secrets of the past in a steel vault deep under the A1(M) motorway, where you can find the unique remains of a once-luxurious bathing suite.