International Garden Cities Exhibition

International Garden Cities Exhibition

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. Howard dreamed of 'Garden Cities' - a combination of the good things from town and country and where the profits from the town would be used to benefit the ordinary townspeople.

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Opening hours

Open Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 4pm. We’re happy to open at other times for groups or individuals, if you tell us when you’re coming.

Admission charges


Additional info

School and group visits can be catered for, and talks are available. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Public car parks at Hillshott and Gernon Road are both within 5 minutes walk of the museum.

International Garden Cities Exhibition tells the story of the Garden City Movement from its origins to the present day. It is housed in a beautiful and unique building designed in 1907 by the architect Barry Parker. You can visit Barry Parker's office, filled with beautiful handmade Arts and Crafts furniture. Our temporary exhibitions programme explores the social history of Letchworth, the world's first Garden City.

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Ebenezer Howard, founder of Letchworth Garden City
  • Architect Barry Parker
  • Arts and Crafts furniture

International Garden Cities Exhibition
296 Norton Way South
Letchworth Garden City




01462 482710


01462 486056

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