Ashwell Village Museum

Swan Street, Ashwell
Baldock SG7 5NY

Ashwell Museum is full of the everyday objects of life in the village and the surrounding countryside from the Stone Age to the present day. The collection has grown over the years and is still growing through the generosity of many people.

Barnet Museum

31 Wood Street
Barnet EN5 4BE

Barnet Museum was opened in March 1938 at 31 Wood Street, to house the collection of the Barnet & District Local History Society . Its building is an attractive early Georgian house in the heart of Chipping Barnet.

British Schools Museum

British Schools Museum, Queen Street
Hitchin SG4 9TS

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).

Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies - HALS

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS), Hertfordshire County Council, CHR002, County Hall, Pegs Lane
Hertford SG13 8EJ

Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies (HALS) is the specialist centre of information on the local history of Hertfordshire, covering many aspects of life in the county including the people, the environment, the geography and history etc. Based at County Hall in Hertford, HALS comprises the former Hertfordshire Record Office and the county Local Studies Library, and offers an integrated service providing archives and local studies material, including over 6000 archive collections, 30,000 books, 30,000 images, 10,000 maps, and 200 newspaper and periodical titles.

Hertfordshire Fire Brigade Museum

Fire Station, Lower High Street
Watford WD17 2AG

The museum is based in a purpose-built building at the new Fire Station, Lower High Street, Watford, opened in November 2009. We have a substantial collection of various items of fire service equipment, uniform and documents, old and new, along with a large and varied photographic display of fire appliances, fire/incident scenes and local fire history.

Historic Newspapers

23 Vaughan Road
Harpenden AL5 4EL

Archive of original newspapers with free educational resources - including our latest: WW1 100th Anniversary Newspaper Book..

Knebworth House, Gardens & Park

Estate Office
Knebworth SG1 2AX

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.

Museum of Technology The Great War & WWII

81 High Street
Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AH

The museum of Technology The Great War & WW11 incorporates a very small period in history, in which the technological revolution took place. All the items on display represent the evolution of electrical, electronic, and warfare advances around 1850 - 1980.

Runnymede Collection at Middlesex University, The

Middlesex University, Cat Hill
Barnet EN4 8HT

The Runnymede Collection at Middlesex University is a unique resource for the study of the history of race relations in Britain since the 1960s. It is a specialist collection of books, pamphlets, documents, journals and press cuttings on the development of multiculturalism and cultural diversity.