North Hertfordshire Museum

Panoramic view of the Discovering North Hertfordshire Gallery
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North Hertfordshire Museum in Hitchin has four galleries:

The Discovering North Hertfordshire Gallery, which deals with the history of the district from geological times to the present day.

The Exhibition Gallery, where changing exhibitions use objects from our own collections or items borrowed from other museums and galleries.

The Living in North Hertfordshire Gallery upstairs, which deals with how people have lived, worked and played through time.

The Terrace Gallery, which includes a collection from what is thought to be the world’s first football museum, collected since 1952 by Hitchin Town FC.

Admission is free.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 to 16:30
Sunday: 11:00 to 15:00

Admission charges


A local authority museum with a collection primarily reflecting the heritage of North Hertfordshire. We have particularly strong collections of archaeological material, costume and natural sciences, with some archives, art and social history. We also have a collection of football memorabilia (originally from Hitchin Town Football Club, which established the world’s first football museum in 1956), a little ethnographic material and ancient objects from Mediterranean civilisations.

Collection details

Archives, Agriculture, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Photography, Sport, Archaeology, Coins and Medals, World Cultures, Weapons and War, Toys and Hobbies, Social History, Religion, Personalities, Natural Sciences, Medicine

North Hertfordshire Museum
Brand Street




01462 474554

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