Museum and café open

We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum, which is open for booked tours only. Book online at ArtTickets UK for tours starting on the hour, or come along in person to book visits on the half-hour. The last entry is at 3.30 pm.

The museum has followed Government Guidelines to ensure that it is a safe environment, with a one-way system of social distancing and additional cleaning throughout the building. Please wear an appropriate facemask when you visit.

The museum is open 10.30 am – 4.30 pm Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm Sunday, closed Monday. Last tours are at 3.30 pm in the week and 2 pm on Sundays. Admission is FREE.

During this exceptional period, the museum café is offering a smaller menu, served in takeaway cups and boxes but you are welcome to sit at the socially-distanced tables. It also has Takeaway Afternoon Tea (also available to pre-book on the terrace with a guided tour), with tea or coffee of your choice, selection of finger sandwiches, scone, clotted cream and jam, cake of the day and macarons. £16.00 pp, £8.00 under 12s.

North Hertfordshire Museum has four galleries:

  • explore the Discovering North Hertfordshire Gallery, which deals with the history of the district from geological times to the present day;
  • see changing exhibitions of art in the Exhibition Gallery;
  • discover how people’s lives have changed over thousands of years in the Living in North Hertfordshire Gallery;
  • see the football collection, objects from all around the world, items from our art collections and animations of local folklore tales in the Terrace Gallery;
  • view art exhibitions in the Arches Gallery, part of the Terrace Gallery.

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a: 14 Brand Street, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1JE

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Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Saturday: 10.30 to 16.30 (last admission at 15.30)
Sunday: 11.00 to 15.00 (last admission at 14.00)


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