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British Schools Museum, The

British Schools Museum, The,Hitchin Information
The British Schools were founded in 1810 on the Queen Street site. The Museum today includes the only surviving Lancasterian Schoolroom (1837) in the world and a rare Galleried Classroom (1853). Museum displays are housed in the 1857 Girl's and Infants' School and the 1905 Edwardian classrooms. This is the most unique and interesting collection of classrooms to be found anywhere. The Headmaster's House is undergoing restoration, and furnishing in the 1880 style. The Museum houses the Jill Grey collection of educational and childhood memorabilia, and the Benchmark Collection of similar but recently-acquired material. These collections cover the period 1798 to 1968, and selections from them are regularly shown.
British Schools Museum, The,Hitchin Address
British Schools Museum, The
41/42 Queen Street
Map and Directions
British Schools Museum, The,Hitchin Telephone No.
(01462) 420144 / 452697
British Schools Museum, The,Hitchin Fax. No.
(01462) 422133
Tuesdays (Easter to November) 10am to 4pm
Saturdays (Easter to October) 10am to 1pm
Sundays (Easter to October) 2pm to 5pm

Please allow at least 2 hours for your visit. Last admission is 1 hour before closing.
  • Tearoom/Cafe/Restaurant
In public car parks in Queen Street nearby (5 minutes walk).
All are welcomed. Family activity trail for children.
disabled facilities
Regrettably the Victorians did not build with disabilities in mind, so access for wheelchairs is not possible to parts of the site (several steep steps). Hence wheeled chair occupants are admitted free, to freely visit the street level parts of the museum. Disabled toilet.
Not permitted, except guide dogs
small admission charge
  • Family Friendly
  • Gift Shop Or Shop
  • Guided Tours Available