Lunch and Listen
Enjoy a lunchtime talk. Subjects are varied but we hope you will always learn something new and interesting! Numbers are limited so please book in advance. Please email or call the museum to book.
Tea and coffee provided just bring your own sandwiches.
Cost: £4 (£3.50 concessions)
Travelling through Stevenage
Find out about the importance of the Great North Road, what happened when the railways arrived and how were roads designed to deliver a safe place to live for new town residents.
Funeral Directing – A Way of Life
The story of Austin’s Funeral Directors by Claire Austin, the current Managing Director.
The Cathedrals of England: A Photographic Journey
Just retired and looking for a project for the winter, Fred and Elaine tried a few things out for size (Lighthouses? Not interesting enough! Seaside piers? Too cold and miserable!). At last Elaine came up trumps with the idea of the interiors of Church of England cathedrals – an opportunity to stay overnight in some lovely locations, take some stunning photographs and perhaps even publish a book.
The Queen and the Mistress: Female Power at the Medieval English Court
Local author Gemma Hollman's new book is out. Two of the most influential women at the court of King Edward III were his wife, Philippa of Hainault, and his mistress, Alice Perrers. Find out how they wielded their power and used their femininity to control those around them.
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