Your Visit

Opening hours

We are open at the following times:*
- Fridays 10am4pm
- Saturdays 10am4pm  [from 1- 4pm is a Herts at War Research Session. The Headmaster's house will be closed and our standard tours may not be running] 
- Sundays 2pm5pm

*Last entry time for the museum is 30 minutes before closing time, but the shop and cafe (free entry) will be open until the published closing times.

We recommend you allow at least 1½ hours for your visit.

We also hold a variety of fun, creative and engaging children's activities throughout the school holidays to keep your little ones entertained. With arts and crafts, dressing up, treasure hunts, games and a chance to explore the Museums’ historic classrooms. Check out our events page for a full list of our upcoming activities.

Admission charges:

Entry to the whole museum with a free guided tour included (optional)
- Adult £5.50 (including gift aid)  
- Child (5 -17) £3.00
- Under 5’s FREE

As our temporary exhibition, this year is site-wide, there is no separate charge for exhibition only.

Discounts are available for family groups.

We are able to accept card payments

On the first Sunday of each month you can enjoy a Victorian lesson. Lessons start at 2:30 & 3:30pm – don’t be late! These sessions are very popular, advance booking is recommended. To book visit our Victorian lesson page

How to get here:


There is no visitor parking available at the museum except by prior arrangement for Blue Badge holders.

There is a pay and display car park about 200 meters away by St Mary’s Church. More details of car parking in Hitchin can be found here.

SAT NAV postcode for the museum: SG4 9TS

Public Transport

You can get to Hitchin by bus from London, Luton, Bedford, Cambridge and Stevenage. The bus stop is by St Mary’s Church, just 3 minutes’ walk from the museum. Hitchin Railway Station is a 10 – 15 minute walk from the museum and is on the direct line from London Kings Cross to Peterborough and Cambridge.


Access Policy Statement 2017