Hitchin is a market town with narrow streets and historic buildings around the Market Place. The town centre is ¾ mile from the station.
The museum shows elementary education in Britain from 1798. Buildings include a Lancasterian School-room of 1837
where one master taught 330 boys and Edwardian classrooms of 1905 with desks, teaching aids and children's work.
The Headmaster's house is furnished to the late Victorian period. Family Trail. Victorian Toys to play with.
Open FS 1000-1600, Sun 1400-1700.
Displays cover the history of North Hertfordshire from geological times to the present day.
Exhibitions Gallery. Tel. 01462 474554. Admission free.
Open TWThFS 1030-1630.