Opening times

  • Opening times

    Opening Times:

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10am to 4pm (last entry 3pm)

    WE APOLOGISE THAT WE ARE CLOSED ON THE AFTERNOON OF SUNDAY 7th August 2022 DUE TO A LACK OF VOLUNTEER AVAILABILITY.

    If you would like to volunteer with us at the weeekends, we are always looking for new volunteers to join us! Get in touch on volunteers@britishschoolsmuseum.org.uk

    Pre-booked, timed tickets available or pay on entry.

    If you would like to volunteer at our Museum and help with the running of a historic Hitchin landmark, then please do get in touch!

  • Absolutely fascinating

    "Three generations of us found a plethora of nostalgia, and interesting information. The staff (all volunteers!) were very nice and extremely knowledgeable about the history, the processes of education as it was developed and the exhibits themselves.
    This museum is a real treasure for the country. We spent the full three hours on a Sunday afternoon and could have spent more.
    Brilliant!"

    Ian C, TripAdvisor

Admission prices

  • Ticket details

    Please purchase tickets before you arrive - this is so we can control the numbers at the museum, providing a safe environment for all

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  • Children's activities

    Craft activities for children throughout the year

    Included in the admissions ticket

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DON’T BE LATE!

Experience a Victorian lesson

Our next Victorians Live! event is on Saturday 9 April.

Come and meet Victorian characters around the schools. Children can try their hand at Victorian chores such as brass cleaning, shoe shining, meal preparation and more. Then take part in a Victorian lesson!

What to expect

  • We will...

    • Welcome you with a warm hello and smile, albeit from a safe distance
    • Have friendly members of staff onsite to provide information and answers to questions.
    • Provide hand sanitisation stations to help you keep your hands clean
    • Give you the option of contactless payments
    • Regularly monitor and clean our lavatories and shared spaces
  • We ask you to…

    • Save your visit for another day if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, or have been in contact with someone with Covid-19
    • Book your tickets in advance where possible so we can ensure everyone has a safe visit
    • Not expect everyone to wear face masks - it is voluntary
    • Use our hand sanitising stations to keep your hands clean
    • Catch any coughs and sneezes in a tissue or into the crook of your elbow
    • Be patient if you have to queue for our facilities
    • But most importantly we want you to have a great day out!

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