North Hertfordshire Museum brings together the collections from the former Letchworth and Hitchin Museums, and illustrates life in the area from prehistory to the present day, with thousands of fascinating objects, and cutting edge interactive displays. The displays include paintings by the Camden Town artists Spencer Gore and William Ratcliffe; a Victorian pharmacy, and rare football items, including Bert Trautmann’s neckbrace and Stanley Matthews’ boots. If you are interested in art, archaeology, natural history, local history or military history, this is the museum for you. We have a superb new Learning Centre for workshops and activities, and a well-appointed Local Studies Centre. The art collection principally includes works by local artists, especially the Quaker brewers Samuel Lucas the elder and his son Samuel; portrait painter Hilda Kidman; and Hitchin-born etcher F. L. Griggs. Other artists include E. R. Frampton, Margaret Thomas, Enrico Fanfani and Theodor Kern. North Hertfordshire Museum is not yet fully open to the public, although the ground floor gallery, temporary exhibition gallery and one of two upstairs galleries are open 10.30–16.30, Tuesday to Saturday. We hope to fully open in July 2019.
North Hertfordshire Museum
Brand Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1JE England
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