Group Visits 

Group Visit of between 10 and 50 people can be accommodated by arrangement for daytime or evening visits.

Visits include an introductory talk, a guided tour and a taught half-hour lesson in the Gallery Classroom. In place of the lesson, an illustrated talk on the history of the British Schools (or on a range of other subjects - see 'Museum Talks' below) can be arranged. There will also be time to visit our delightful Headmaster's House and Exhibition Gallery.

We also have a range of delicious catering options.

Groups should allow at least 2 hours for their visit, you will be amazed at how much there is to see and do!

One of our 4 historic classrooms – the Gallery Classroom – is not currently fully accessible. There are at least three steps to reach the classroom. Entry to the Headmaster’s House is over a few small steps and the first floor is accessed via a narrow curved staircase. Photographs and videos of these areas are available.

Group visits can be varied to enable visitors with disabilities to fully experience the site and understand its history. Shorter, customised visits are available for children's and young people's groups. Please 'phone in advance to discuss your needs.

Download our leaflets for more details:-   Group Visits 2017   Group Catering Options

Group visits must be booked in advance.

Please telephone 01462 429240 or


Museum Talks

Our Audience Development Manager can deliver talks to your group either here at the museum or at your own venue.

There are a wide range of topics on offer, including:-

· The Poor Child’s Friend: Joseph Lancaster and the Educational Revolution

· Bringing Dead Street to life: How the British School gave hope to the children of Hitchin's labouring poor

· Talking in Class: an Oral History of the Hitchin British Schools

· The Collector: The life and legacy of Jill E. Grey

· Nirvana Lost: An Introduction to the History and Culture of Tibet

· The Last Bolshevik: Nicolai Ivanovich Bukharin the human face of the Russian Revolution

· The Glory that was Greece: The Golden Age of Classical Athens

· Red Cloud's War: How the West was Lost

Download our leaflet for more details  Talks Leaflet

Please telephone 01462 420144 or email for bookings and enquiries.

Please see our current Thursday Talks programme sponsored by IMF Audit.