This gallery has been divided into themes that explore how people have lived, worked and died in North Hertfordshire over thousands of years. Find out what has changed and what has stayed the same in our daily lives. Imagine using some of the objects. Would you like to have lived in the past?

  • Find out how important wool was to the local economy
  • Compare the jewellery made at different times
  • Discover toys from the past
  • Have a go at embossing a design
  • Explore the local characters shown in a painting of Hitchin Market Place
  • Watch people at work in some of the local industries
  • See the Perks and Llewelyn Pharmacy counter
  • Find out how a local chieftain was buried

Find out what there is to see in the Discovering North Herts Gallery

Find out what there is to see in the Terrace Gallery