Watford Museum

Watford Museum
194 Lower High Street
WD17 2DG

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01923 232297


01923 224772

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Watford Museum
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Thursday -Saturday 1000-1700

Admission charges

Admission free

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Industry, Land Transport, Science and Technology, Social History, Sport, Trade and Commerce, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Benskins Brewery
  • Watford Football Club
  • Cassiobury Collection
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Image of Lusitania in port

The Great War: Lusitania Commemoration Day

  • 2 May 2015 11am-2pm

Mrs Neville moved in with her sister in Watford after losing her family and all her belongings when the Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat on May 7th 1915.
Purcell pupil Elliott Kendall has composed a commemoration classical composition, performed by a string and flute trio. Greg McCormick will be bringing the story of the Lusitania to life with storytelling and poetry recitals on WW1 will take place by Watford Writers.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Repeated recitals at 11am, 12pm and 1pm. No booking necessary, drop-in activity.

Museums at night poster - vintage, Victorian image of zoetrope

A Night of Mystical, Magical Wonders at Watford Museum

  • 16 May 2015 6-10pm

Step into the museum and explore the kinetic animations of Mewlab inspired by stories written by BAFTA 2014 winner Sarah Woolner. Make your own zoetrope in our hands on Quirky Pictures workshop, no matter your age! Browse the beautiful handmade books of RunBlackWolf, purchase a vinyl or have a cup of coffee from the LP Cafe. Not to mention a chance to try the locally brewed beer of Pope's Yard and take in the music of Minnie Birch and Tom Craven. A night of mystical, magical wonders!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age