Explore the collections

Like most museums, our collections include objects from many different disciplines as well as some unexpected and highly specialised areas.

Archaeology Collection


Collecting archaeological finds since 1914

Football Collection


Find out more about our football collection, begun in 1952

Pharmacy Collection


The Perks and Llewellyn pharmacy in Hitchin stood in High Street until 1961

Fine Art Collection


Our art collections principally include works by local artists

Archive Collection


Including photographs, postcards, letters and carte-de-visites

Ceramic and Glass Collections


Our wide collection of ceramic and glass spans a period of well over 2000 years!

Natural History and Geology Collections

The natural history collections span almost two hundred years

Costume Collection

Thought to be the largest collection of its kind in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Yeomanry Collection

The collection contains uniforms, badges, weapons and other militaria

Ethnography

Objects and curios that illustrate the history of the world

Photography collection

An extensive photographic collection dating from the mid-1850s

Social History collection

Objects illustrating the social history of the past four or more centuries