Introduction to the Museum

Harpenden Museum is on the ground floor of the Eric Morecambe Centre in Rothamsted Park, a short walk from the town centre.

Our collections of artefacts, documents, photographs and artworks has been built up over many years and reflects Harpenden’s history from early settlement to commuter town and will be stored in the Les Casey Archive Room. Displays will be changed frequently and occasional special exhibitions will be held. Meanwhile we are continuing with displays in Harpenden Library, highlighting aspects of our collections.

Once the Museum is fully functional, we aim to open 10.00 – 16.00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and at other times by appointment. The Museum will have full disabled access and visits by youth groups, schools and other organisations will be welcomed.

Admission is free but donations to support the Society's activities are always welcome.

Our Museum is entirely volunteer-staffed and more volunteers would be very welcome. Please contact the Curator, David Keen, if you would like to volunteer to help us staff the Museum or work 'behind the scenes' in the Les Casey Archive Room.