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British Schools Museum

41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin SG4 9TS, England
+44 1462 420144
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A very interesting, educational and enjoyable visit

We visited with three other couples. Three of our group were retired teachers. The school is a well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doug C
via mobile
Back to school

Loved this place to take you back in time of school days. Very interesting. The children really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jessica S
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A museum of the history of education set in a complex of historic classrooms and schools buildings. With four historic classrooms, the delightful Headmaster's House, displays, exhibitions, cafe and shop, this really is the place where learning comes to life. Please check website before visiting for up to date visiting times and special events.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
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41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin SG4 9TS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with three other couples. Three of our group were retired teachers. The school is a well preserved and furnished example of the monitoring education system supported by Joseph Lancaster. We toured as part of a group, led by a very well informed and...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place to take you back in time of school days. Very interesting. The children really enjoyed play acting school in the old days, even writing with pen & ink ! Very informative guide .

Thank Jessica S
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 18 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 18 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
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