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British Schools Museum

41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin SG4 9TS, England
+44 1462 420144
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Easter holidays activities at the museum

We had our first visit to the British Schools Museum this week. Our young children really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
via mobile
Worth a visit

I visited the museum on my own and received a tour on an individual basis. The tour was really... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin SG4 9TS, England
+44 1462 420144
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We had our first visit to the British Schools Museum this week. Our young children really enjoyed the museum, particularly playing with the old fashioned toys. The museum staff had three different craft activities on offer and the children were delighted with what they made....More

Thank Hedgehog1000
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I visited the museum on my own and received a tour on an individual basis. The tour was really informative and I would recommend taking one - they are free and run by volunteers. Afterwards there was plenty of time to go and take the...More

Thank livinglifetothefull1
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting small museum which shows education since 1810. There are books displayed in the lift up desks of my childhood and a headmaster's house. It is run by volunteers and the two that took us round were interesting and knowledgeable. A good...More

Thank Fiona3BW
Reviewed 17 February 2017

It was very interesting too see how children were tought so long ago.there are very helpfull volunteers to tell you about the history of how the school were started .any body thinkin of being a teacher should pay a visit to the museum.

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I went with a friend, for an afternoon. So interesting and fact finding! We had a tour around the old classes, & learned about the strictness of the school. Including a tour of the old School Ma'ams house! I never expected it to be so...More

Thank irenerainbow99
Reviewed 3 December 2016

A surprising find (but not that easy to find!) in Hitchin. Lots of helpful volunteers, and we even had a guided tour to ourselves. Definitely recommend a visit, and today's schoolchildren should go and see how lucky they are today!!

Thank Penny T
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Run by volunteers, this is a good place for children to find out what school was once like. They can dress up, have a go at writing on sand, slates, and with a dip pen and ink. There are nice old-fashioned toys to play with...More

Thank RoseR23
Reviewed 10 November 2016

A delightful insight as to what school must have been like in Victorian times, fun and very educational for children , as they can dress up in costume of the era to enhance the experience!

Thank Andrewfarrrow
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

An interesting visit. Have tried to visit a few times but opening times are restricted so always check before you go. You get to see the inside of some model classrooms which are interesting. There is also a small collection of old children's toys which...More

Thank Annv17
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant history of how children were taught years ago with classrooms and especially authenticity . Unique

Thank kcbworld
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