British Schools Museum

Admission Charge

The British Schools Museum is located in a unique set of school buildings dating back to 1837. You will be amazed at how much there is to see and do as you trace the history of elementary education from the date the first school opened on the same site in 1810. The furnished classrooms are open to the public and equipped to show the history of elementary education from pre-Victorian times to the late 1960s. Here young and old can enjoy going back to school, to a place where “Learning Comes to Life”. You are sure to receive a warm welcome to the British Schools Museum where there is plenty to see and do come rain or shine! It’s a simple equation; 200 years of education = hours of fun for all!

Opening hours:

  • Fridays 10am– 4pm
  • Saturdays 10am– 1pm
  • Sundays 2pm– 5pm
  • We recommend that you check our website before visiting for special events and extra opening hours in some school holidays.
  • The museum closes from late November to February half-term


  • Café
  • Gift Shop

Access Information:

  • Level access to most displays.
  • Disabled toilets.
  • Please phone for information and to reserve a disabled parking space.

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Photo of British Schools Museum


Address: British Schools Museum
41-42 Queen Street, Hitchin
Hertfordshire SG4 9TS

Telephone: 01462 420144