List of museums in Hertfordshire

This list of museums in Hertfordshire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Type Summary
1940s Experience Bushey Living website, 1940s period home during World War II, history of RAF Bushey Hall; part of the Lincolnsfields Children's Centre
Art and Design Gallery Hatfield Art website, part of the University of Hertfordshire
Ashwell Village Museum Ashwell Museum - - 45621.jpg Ashwell Local website, local history
Baldock Museum Baldock Local website, local history
British Schools Museum Hitchinschools1.jpg Hitchin Education Complex of schools showing education in Britain from 1810 until 1969, Victorian life,
Bushey Museum Bushey Museum exterior.png Bushey Multiple Local history, culture, art
Cromer Windmill Cromer Windmill - - 109693.jpg Cromer Mill
Dacorum Heritage Trust Dacorum Local information, local history, based in a museum store in Berkhamsted, open by appointment
Datchworth Museum Datchworth Local information, local history, located in a former blacksmith's shop
de Havilland Aircraft Museum De Havilland Mosquito - Prototype 1.jpg London Colney Aviation Formerly the Mosquito Aircraft Museum, restored de Havilland military aircraft
Elstree and Boreham Wood Museum Borehamwood Local website, local history
Frogmore Paper Mill Frogmore Mill Apsley.jpg Hemel Hempstead Industry Industrial 'exploration' centre built around a working paper mill
Gorham House Gorhambury house - - 795.jpg St Albans Historic house Palladian mansion and adjacent ruins of older house
International Garden Cities Exhibition Letchworth History website, story of the Garden city movement and Letchworth’s legacy and influence on town planning across the world
Hatfield House

Hatfield Palace
Hatfield House.jpg
Garden parterre Old Palace Hatfield House Hertfordshire England.jpg
Hatfield Historic house

Royal Palace
17th century Jacobean house and gardens

15th medieval Tudor style
Henry Moore Perry Green Perry Green Geograph-797683-by-Julian-Osley.jpg Much Hadham Art Estate with sculptures by Henry Moore and his studios
Hertford Museum Hertford Museum.jpg Hertford Local Local history, culture, art
Knebworth House Knebworth W front.JPG Knebworth Historic house Victorian Tudor Gothic house, gardens and grounds
ICAS - Vilas Fine Art Letchworth Art website, International Contemporary art and sculpture exhibitions, John W. Mills National Heritage Arts
Letchworth Arts Centre Letchworth Art website, art exhibitions, live shows, and arts-related courses
Lowewood Museum Lowewood museum front exterior.JPG Hoddesdon Local website, local social history, geology
Mill Green Museum 030411ac millgreen4sm.jpg Hatfield Mill Working water-driven 18th-century flour mill and local history museum
Museum of St Albans St Albans Local Local history, archaeology, art
Much Hadham Forge Museum The Forge Museum - - 196610.jpg Much Hadham Historic house website, working blacksmith forge, Victorian cottage and garden
Natural History Museum at Tring Rothschild Museum Tring.jpg Tring Natural history Formerly the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum, features stuffed mammals, birds, reptiles and insects
North Hertfordshire Museum Hitchin Multiple website, opening in 2019, local history, culture
Potters Bar Museum Potters Bar Local information, local history
Redbourn Museum Redbourn Local website, local history, located in a former silk mill
Redbournbury Mill Redbournbury Watermill.jpg Redbourn Mill Working water-driven flour mill
Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery Royston Multiple website, local history, art, ceramics and glass, archaeology
Shaw's Corner Shaw's Corner2.jpg Ayot St Lawrence Historic house Operated by National Trust, home of playwright George Bernard Shaw
South Mill Arts (previously Rhodes Arts Complex) Bishop's Stortford Multiple Includes an art gallery and the Bishop's Stortford Museum with local history exhibits, and personal artefacts and collections of Cecil Rhodes
St Albans Organ Theatre St Albans Music website, theater organs and mechanical musical instruments
Stevenage Museum Stevenage Local website, local history, culture
Three Rivers Museum Rickmansworth Local website, local history, culture
Tring Local History Museum Tring local history museum.JPG Tring Local Local history
Verulamium Museum VerulamiumMuseum-PS01.jpg St Albans Archaeology Artefacts and remains of the Roman city
Ware Museum Ware Local website, local history, culture
Watford Museum Benskins.jpg Watford Local Local history, culture, fine art, firefighting, Watford F.C.
Welwyn Roman Baths Welwyn Roman baths 02.jpg Welwyn Archaeology Ruins of Roman baths and other artefacts

Defunct museums

See also


  1. ^ "Buntingford Heritage Centre". Buntingford. Retrieved 15 March 2015. After a lot of heartache we have decided to downsize the centre to a small display in the foyer of the Manor House.
  2. ^ "Letchworth Museum". Letchworth Garden City Local & Tourist Information Centre. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015. This museum has now closed while staff work towards the re-development of the new North Hertfordshire Museum