Apsley Paper Trail

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

thepapertrail.org.uk

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.

Ashwell Village Museum

Swan Street, Ashwell
Baldock SG7 5NY

ashwellmuseum.org.uk

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

barnetmuseum.co.uk

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.

Bishop's Stortford Museum

South Road
Bishop's Stortford CM23 3JG

rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk

The Bishop's Stortford Museum was created in 2002 following the merger of the Rhodes Memorial Museum and the Bishop's Stortford Local History Museum. The museum has collections relating to local history, archaeology, Cecil Rhodes and Southern Africa. Collections: The Rhodes collection includes photographs, portraits, models, costumes, furniture and a selection of ethnographic objects. Exhibits illustrate African cultural traditions from basketry and beadwork to wood carving and weaponry. The major local history archive is that of Sir Walter Gilbey, and contains personal correspondence, documents of the W & A Gilbey Wine Co and the family connections.

British Schools Museum

British Schools Museum, Queen Street
Hitchin SG4 9TS

britishschoolsmuseum.org.uk

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).

Bushey Museum & Art Gallery

Rudolph Road
Bushey WD23 3HW

busheymuseum.org

The museum tells the story of Bushey and its unique artistic history. It has a large collection of works and articles relating to Sir Hubert von Herkomer RA and his world-renowned Art School.

Clock Tower

Market Place
St Albans AL3 5DR

stalbansmuseums.org.uk

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.

de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre - incorporating the Mosquito Aircraft Museum

de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre, Salisbury Hall
London Colney AL2 1BU

dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

Welcome to the oldest aviation museum in the UK dedicated to the preservation and display of de Havilland Aircraft. The de Havilland Aircraft Company played an important role in the history of aircraft development in 20th century Britain. We are a 'working museum' where we actively restore de Havilland Aircraft so you are likely to see our volunteers at work, who are always willing to answer your questions.

Forge Museum & Victorian Cottage Garden, The

The Forge, High Street
Much Hadham SG10 6BS

The Forge Museum is set in an attractive Grade II* listed building situated in the picturesque village of Much Hadham. Originally a farmhouse of Moor Place, the earlier parts of the building date from the 15th century, Horseshoe Cottage and Forge Cottage date from the 16th century. The forge and bellows room are part of a 17th century barn conversion, and in 1811 the shoeing room and blacksmith's shop were added when Frederick Page moved in.

Hertford Museum

18 Bull Plain
Hertford SG14 1DT

hertfordmuseum.org

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.

Hertfordshire Fire Brigade Museum

Fire Station, Lower High Street
Watford WD17 2AG

watfordmuseum.org.uk

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.

International Garden Cities Exhibition

296 Norton Way South
Letchworth Garden City SG6 1SU

letchworthgc.com

The International Garden Cities Exhibition charts the history of the Garden City Movement, the founding of Letchworth Garden City and the key principles which shaped it, and its influence around the world. Ebenezer Howard, founder of Letchworth Garden City, had a vision that would end the poverty and slums suffered by so many in the late Victorian era.

Knebworth House, Gardens & Park

Estate Office
Knebworth SG1 2AX

knebworthhouse.com

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.

Letchworth Museum & Art Gallery

Broadway
Letchworth Garden City SG6 3PF

Letchworth Museum & Art Gallery occupies an attractive Edwardian building facing Broadway Gardens, in the centre of Letchworth, beside the Library. The museum has four main galleries.

Lincolnsfields Children's Centre

Bushey Hall Drive
Bushey WD23 2ES

lincolnsfields.co.uk

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.

Lowewood Museum

High Street
Hoddesdon EN11 8BH

Lowewood Museum is situated in a listed Georgian building and houses an impressive collection of photographs and memorabilia depicting town life in the 19th century, all contributed by the local community. The museum also provides a free identification service, to inform residents about any unusual item they might own.

Mill Green Museum & Mill

Mill Green
Hatfield AL9 5PD

welhat.gov.uk

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.

Museum of St Albans

Hatfield Road
St Albans AL1 3RR

stalbansmuseums.org.uk

The story of historic St Albans from the departure of the Romans to the present day. There is an ever changing special exhibitions programme and a small wildlife garden and pond to explore. Collections: With special Saxon & Medieval galleries. Home to the famous Salaman Collection of trade and craft tools.

Museum of Technology The Great War & WWII

81 High Street
Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AH

museumoftechnology.org.uk

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.

Natural History Museum at Tring

Akeman Street
Tring HP23 6AP

nhm.ac.uk

Discover the fascinating range of animals collected by Lionel Walter Rothschild in our beautiful Victorian Museum. It is home to the world-class research and collections of the Natural History Museum's Bird Group.

North Hertfordshire Museum

Paynes Park
Hitchin SG5 1EH

northhertsmuseum.org

North Herts Museum is a completely new museum opening in 2015, amalgamating the collections of the previous Hitchin and Letchworth Museums, as well as displaying material relating to North Hertfordshire which has never before been shown. The museum illustrates life in the area from prehistory to the present day, with thousands of fascinating objects.

Potters Bar Museum

Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane
Potters Bar EN6 2HN

Opened in 1990, the museum is managed and run by volunteers who are members of Potters Bar and District Historical Society. Situated opposite the timber-framed building of what remains of the medieval manor of Wyllyotts, the displays interpret the long history of Potters Bar and its district. Artefacts from archaeological excavations in the area are on display, including medieval finds from Wyllyotts Manor itself, South Mimms motte-and-bailey castle and finds from a Roman tile kiln.

Royston & District Museum

Lower King Street
Royston SG8 5AL

roystonmuseum.org.uk

Royston is a small market town which grew up at the point where two ancient roads cross-the Icknield Way and Ermine Street. Its history is reflected in the Royston Tapestry at the museum, a project initiated in 1992 by previous curator Jane Vincent and depicting scenes from the town's past.

Speedway Museum

Paradise Wild Life Park, White Stubbs Lane
Broxbourne EN10 7QA

speedwaymuseum.co.uk

The museum offers an insight into the history of speedway racing - the technical developments of the racing machines, the personalities and riders involved with the sport over the years.

St Albans Organ Theatre

St Albans Organ Museum, 320 Camp Road
St Albans AL1 5PE

stalbansorgantheatre.org.uk

Remember the good old days? That magical musical atmosphere that has been lost and forgotten in today's digital age. See and hear the fascinating world of mechanical musical instruments at St Albans Organ Theatre. The Theatre is open to the public every Sunday from 2.15pm till 4.30pm during which time there is a live, continuous musical performance of the various instruments, given with a descriptive commentary. Collections: The museum currently has two theatre organs, four cafe organs worked by punch-card and numerous other instruments including music boxes and a self playing violin.

Stevenage Museum

St Georges Way
Stevenage SG1 1XX

stevenage.gov.uk

Stevenage Museum is a lively community service working with local people and groups to present a full programme of projects, exhibitions and events. Our permanent displays show life in the town from pre-history to the present day.

Tower Museum Bassingbourn

Hangar #3, Bassingbourn Barracks
Royston SG8 5LX

towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk

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

stalbansmuseums.org.uk

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.

Ware Museum

Priory Lodge, 89 High Street
Ware SG12 9AL

waremuseum.org.uk

The small museum that brought the Great Bed of Ware home. The Bed has now returned to the V&A but you can still touch and feel our full sized replica of one of the bedposts. Collections: Permanent displays show a timeline of Ware's Social, Industrial and Archaeological History from pre-historic times to the Second World War. New displays on Malting and a Hitch Brick 'window'. The mediaeval well discovered within the museum grounds is now incorporated in the new gallery. World War 2 bunker with interactive display.

Watford Museum

194 Lower High Street
Watford WD17 2DG

watfordmuseum.org.uk

Telling the story of Watford past and present, Watford Museum is housed in the former Benskins Brewery Mansion. The museum has displays of local history and industry, including Watford Football Club memorabilia and the Cassiobury Collection of fine art.