history museums in Hertfordshire
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Hertfordshire Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Hertfordshire...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

Hertfordshire Museums and Galleries

First Garden City Heritage Museum

296 Norton Way South, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 1SU
Tel: 01462 482710    Fax: 01462 486056
E-mail: fgchm@letchworth.com
Web: www.gardencitymuseum.org

Open on Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 5pm, the Museum tells the story of the Garden City Movement.

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Much Hadham Forge Museum

High Street, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, SG10 6BS
Tel: 01279 843301
E-mail: hadham.museum@btinternet.com    Web: www.hbpt.co.uk

The story of over 4 generations of the Page family, local blacksmiths in Much Hadham in 1811. The Page family forge house is open to the public displaying Elizabella wall paintings.

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Hertford Museum

18 Bull Plain, Hertford, SG14 1DT
Tel: 01992 582686
E-mail: hertfordmuseum@btconnect.com   Web: www.hertford.net

The story of Hertford including its historic royal past is housed within a early 17th century town house. The museum also contains the Hertfordshire Regiment Collection.

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Letchworth Museum & Art Gallery

Broadway, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 3PF
Tel: 01462 685647   Web: www.north-herts.gov.uk

Located within an Edwardian building, the museum has four main galleries featuring local wildlife, Art Exhibitions and "Before the Garden City" the story of how people lived in the area from pre-history to 1903.

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Museum of St. Albans

Hatfield Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3RR
Tel: 01727 819340    Fax: 01727 837472
E-mail: history@stalbans.gov.uk   Web: www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk

The story of St. Albans from the departure of the Romans to the present day. There's also a regular programme of special exhibitions, covering a wide range of subjects from Barbie dolls to the Egyptians. Free admission with car parking.

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St. Albans Organ Theatre

320 Camp Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 5PE
Tel: 01727 869693 / 768652
E-mail: info@stalbansorgantheatre.org.uk  Web: www.stalbansorganmuseum.org.uk

Open to the public every Sunday from 2.15pm until 4.30pm, a live musical performance  is given with a commentary. Exhibits include two theatre organs, four cafe organs worked by punch-card and many other instruments.

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Stevenage Museum

St. Georges Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1XX
Tel: 01438 218 881    Fax: 01438 218 882
E-mail: museum@stevenage.gov.uk     Web: www.stevenage.gov.uk

Open on Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 5.00pm.  The story of Stevenage through exhibitions and displays.  Please be aware that the museum is closed on Bank Holidays.

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Verulamium Museum

St. Michael's Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Tel: 01727 751810    Fax: 01727 859919
E-mail: museums@stalbans.gov.uk    Web: www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk

Open all year, except between Christmas and New Year, the museum is located on the site of one of the major cities in Roman Britain.  Attractions include; recreated Roman rooms, hands-on Discovery Areas and some of the finest Roman mosaics and wall plasters outside the Mediterranean.

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Welwyn Roman Baths

Welwyn By Pass, Welwyn, Herts, AL6 9NX
Tel: 01707 271362    Fax: 01707 272511
Web: www.hertsmuseums.org.uk

The remains of a Roman bath-house, part of a villa dating back 1,700 years.

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