Like most museums, our collections include objects from many different disciplines as well as some unexpected and highly specialised areas.

Archaeology collection

Collecting archaeological finds since 1914

Football collection

Find out more about our football collection, begun in 1952

Pharmacy collection

The Perks and Llewellyn pharmacy in Hitchin stood in High Street until 1961

Fine Art collection

Our art collections principally include works by local artists

Archive collection

Including photographs, postcards, letters and cartes-de-visite

Ceramic and Glass collections

Our wide collection of ceramic and glass spans a period of well over 2000 years

Natural History and Geology collections

The natural history collections span almost two hundred years

Costume collection

Thought to be the largest collection of its kind in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Yeomanry collection

The collection contains uniforms, badges, weapons and other militaria

Ethnographic collection

Objects and curios that illustrate the history of the world

Photography collection

An extensive photographic collection dating from the mid-1850s onward

Social History collection

Objects illustrating the social history of the past four or more centuries

Numismatic collection

We have a large collection of British and foreign coins