Hertfordshire has a fantastic range of museums and seven of them are included in this year’s Museum Explorer Passport. From Roman history to a working mill the Hertfordshire museums have so much to see and do this summer.
Here is a little bit more about the Hertfordshire Museums:
There is literally no other museum like the British Schools Museum in Hitchin. The 1837 Monitorial Schoolroom is the only one of its kind left in the world! Then there are our 3 other historic classrooms, the Headmaster’s House and wonderful displays and exhibitions based upon the extraordinary collection of 47,000 objects!
Lowewood Museum is housed in a beautiful Georgian building with many galleries to explore and a garden space to enjoy picnics and some of our outdoor activities. Some of our collection highlights and popular exhibits include the impressive Bengal Tiger formally on display at Cedars Park, The Four Swans from Waltham Cross, and a fine collection of James Ward paintings. Visit the museum and put on your explorer hat as you follow trails around the museum.
This eighteenth century working watermill and museum is set in an attractive riverside setting. Explore higgledy piggledy rooms packed with colourful displays of local art and exhibitions. The Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service is based here and holds the social history collection for the district.
Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery sits at the heart of the Royston community and celebrates the wonderful stories of the town and its people. Housed in the impressive old Congregational Church schoolroom the displays depict the town’s long history.
The St Albans Museums Service is responsible for two museums and three heritage sites. Verulamium Museum is built on the site of one of the largest Roman settlements in Britain and is a fantastic place to find out about everyday Roman life. The Museum of St Albans tells the story of St Albans since the Romans left Britain.
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, Cassiobury heritage and fine art.
Approximately 1800 years ago, a family of rich Romans had a villa on this site. They may have gone, but their impressive bath house remains. A scheduled ancient monument, the layout of the cold, warm and hot rooms remain, along with much of the plumbing . Also on display are archaeological finds from the area and an exhibition about the villa.