COVID-19 update from NHM

The Council has taken the difficult decision to close North Hertfordshire Museum and Hitchin Town Hall temporarily from 18 March 2020.

Any events which the Council has organised in the coming weeks will also be cancelled. We will continue to closely monitor and act on the latest Government advice and will re-open the venues as soon as it is safe to do so.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.



Look out on our social media and here on our website for new educational resources for the kids and spotlights on some of our favourite objects from the museum’s collections!


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.

Contact us

e: Email
t: 01462 474554
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a: 14 Brand Street, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1JE

Visual story for people with additional needs [PDF file, 1.45 Mb].

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: Closed during the current COVID-19 outbreak restrictions
Please note that the café is also closed

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