Letchworth Museum & Art Gallery
Letchworth Garden City
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. Downstairs you can see local wildlife displayed in realistic settings, and find out about the famous Letchworth Black Squirrel. Halfway up the stairs is the small Mezzanine Gallery, and further on is the main Art Gallery - these both have monthly changing exhibitions.
The "Before the Garden City" Gallery shows the archaeology of the people who have lived in this area for the past 200,000 years, from prehistory to 1903: don't miss the treasures of our local Iron Age chieftain. On your way out, visit the museum shop. The museum has a lively programme of events, workshops and demonstrations throughout the year, and welcomes approaches from potential exhibitors.
We have closed to the public to prepare for the move to a single North Hertfordshire Museum, which is due to open in 2014 at Hitchin Town Hall, and will allow more of the art and heritage from the whole of North Herts to go on display. We are holding monthly ‘Behind the Scenes’ tours, available to those who book in advance, giving visitors the chance to see the ongoing work to combine the collections and prepare new displays. Please telephone the museum to book a place.
Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Social History
Art and craft activities held once a month on a Saturday, each time with a different theme. 11.30-1pm 50p per child
How to obtain
50p per session. Call 01462 685647 for more details or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Themed art and craft activities for under 5s, taking place once a month on a Monday, 1.30-3pm