About the Museum

North Hertfordshire Museum is a new museum next door to the completely refurbished Town Hall in Brand Street, Hitchin. We display collections from the old Letchworth and Hitchin museums and many items from around the District that have never before been on public display.

We are most grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for generously supporting the project.

Some of the items from the new displays are shown here.

Who runs the museum?

The Museum Service of North Hertfordshire District Council manages North Hertfordshire Museum.

The service aims to increase the understanding and enjoyment of the culture, heritage and environment of North Hertfordshire, using our collections to tell the stories of the people who have lived and worked here.

Our vision is to provide a welcoming museum that plays an active role in the life of the District.

Hitchin’s last red squirrel This may be the last red squirrel in Hitchin; it was rescued by Miss Hailey, an old lady who lived in The Biggin, about 1910, and is on display in the Discovering North Herts gallery.
Hitchin Marketplace oil painting by Samuel Lucas, 1840 Hitchin Marketplace 1841, oil painting of 1840 by Samual Lucas, on display in the Living in North Herts gallery
Dea Nutrix A nursing goddess, found in a child’s grave in Baldock in 1988, on display in the Living in North Herts Gallery
Suffragette rosette 1907-1914 Suffragette rosette, about 1907, on display in the Terrace Gallery

Keep in touch

You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram or find us on Flickr to see regular updates on the renovation.

Email North Hertfordshire Museum at: northhertsmuseum@north-herts.gov.uk