Flood update - 23 September
The museum shop is open and the activity room but following the lifting of the parquet flooring more damp has been discovered and needs drying before the new floor can be laid. This should start in the next week or so and will take two to three weeks. Meanwhile we are still processing collections and organising repairs to the main galleries. Thank you for your patience.
Find out about the story of the Stevenage from the Stone Age, its development as the first New Town and to the present day.
The museum is underneath St. Andrew and St. George's church on St George’s Way and is well signposted from the town centre for pedestrians.
Recommended parking is in the car parks on St. George's Way opposite the museum. There is no free parking near the museum other than a disabled parking area on the Church forecourt in Cuttys Lane.
General admission is free, however a small charge may be made for some events.
Access and Facilities
The entrance to the museum is ramped and all displays and activities take place on one level. Facilities include a disabled toilet with baby changing, a small coffee area and gift shop.
We hold a wide range of events throughout the year for families, children and adults. These are listed in our 'What's On' publication available for dowloading on the right. They are also published in the 'events' section which can be viewed by using the link above.
Our education team are here to help you make the most of your visit and will ensure you add an exciting dimension to your teaching. Visit the galleries and join in a workshop led by an Education Officer.
We offer birthday parties on Saturday afternoons 2.30 - 4pm.
We have a group of friendly volunteers who go out to community groups to run reminiscence sessions, as well as running a monthly event at the museum on a Friday morning (see events for listing). Themes include: school days, going out and setting up home. To find out more contact the museum.
Stevenage Museum has a collection of over 18,000 photographs and 10,000 objects.
On a wooded hill in North Hertfordshire, a small community gathered in Saxon times and began to settle the land on which Stevenage now stands.
A collection of local people reminiscing about life in post-War Stevenage
The aim of the Society is to promote and encourage interest in the history of Stevenage and the surrounding area.