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Letchworth Museum

About the Letchworth Museum

Letchworth MuseumLetchworth Museum opened in 1914 to house the collections of the Letchworth Naturalists' Society. Since then the museum has expanded greatly in both size and scope. The attractive downstairs Wildlife Gallery shows local birds and animals in realistic settings - including the famous Letchworth Black Squirrel - as well as displays on the geology of the area. The Art Gallery upstairs has a new exhibition changing every month and the Mezzanine Gallery houses monthly changing exhibitions of paintings, photography and craft, much of which is for sale.

Along the corridor, the extensive Archaeology Gallery shows how people have lived in this area for thousands of years. Make sure that you don't miss the Iron Age Chieftain's burial display, or the many examples of Roman pottery and jewellery. There is also a small display of old toys, with a shop for children to play in.

Roman enamelled bronze brooch — 2nd century ADRoman enamelled bronze manicure brooch.
2nd century A.D. Found in Baldock >>>>

For its size. Letchworth Museum has an exceptionally rich and extensive collection ot Roman items on display, including pottery, keys, lamps, figures, and jewellery. as well as these more common objects there is a lead curse and life-size ceramic mask. Much of this material comes from nearby Baldock, which was a thriving market town during the Roman period.

The museum always has events in the museum garden to celebrate Archaeology day. Come along and meet an archaeologist and take part in Roman and Celtic customs.

CHILDREN — remember the Museum Passport scheme. Keep coming in to do the exhibition quizzes and have your Passport stamped. Prizes galore.

Toddler Afternoons

Free drop-in sessions for children aged 2-5 years. Bring your child to do some colouring or play with our musical instruments, jigsaws and huge, soft building blocks

  • An adult must accompany all children.

Useful information

  • Cafe nearby
  • Licensed restaurant/cafe nearby
  • Gift shop in museum with wide range of souvenirs
  • Identification service — bring your mystery objects in to us for identification (but not valuation)
  • Regular programme of workshops
  • School service with extensive school loan collection. Tel.:(01462) 422946


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