Ask us questions about local history, heritage and artefacts: we’ll do our best to answer.

Local history

Resources to find out about the history of your local area within North Hertfordshire.

Identification of Finds

We can identify many different types of object, from archaeological finds to Victorian costume.

Professional Services

We are the receiving museum for archaeological material excavated in North Hertfordshire and can advise contracting units throughout the process of investigation through to deposition.

Research facilities

We have an extensive library and reference collections of artefacts and ecofacts.

Community Archaeology

People standing on an archaeological site in Letchworth Garden City
Support and advice for groups wanting to investigate the heritage of their area.

Four other museums in North Hertfordshire are not run by North Hertfordshire District Council:

  • Hitchin British Schools Museum is run by the Hitchin British Schools Trust. It is on the site of the first school in the county ‘for the sons of the labouring poor’, which opened on Queen Street in 1810.
  • Baldock Museum is run by the Baldock Museum and Local History Society. Housed in the historic town hall, it lies at the centre of the medieval town founded by the Knights Templar in the 1140s.
  • The Garden City Collection is an internationally significant collection of historical artefacts cared for by Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.
  • Royston and District Museum is run by Royston Town Council and Royston & District Local History Society and tells the story of Royston and the surrounding area from prehistory to the present day.