Stevenage Museum was initially founded in 1954 as a local authority govenerned museum. It has been in its current location - in the crypt of St Andrew and St George's Church in Stevenage Town Centre - since 1977.
The museum is open from Wednesday to Saturday, and runs a variety of activities throughout the week, as well as having changing temporary exhibitions, and its permanent exhibition. Activities include craft groups, activities for under fives, and a monthly reminiscence group. We have also introduced monthly films clubs, alternating childrens' and adults' films!
Alongside this, there is also an education service that provides workshops and loans boxes for schools, as well as themed reminiscence boxes for volunteers who work with the elderly in the local comminity.
The museum also provides local history archives where researchers can study local maps, books, euphemera, oral history recordings, and a photography collection of over 20,000 images! We currently have a team of dedicated volunteers who use their expert knowledge to handle all incoming enquiries!
As you can see - Stevenage Museum is a busy and buzzing environment. Why not take a look at our challenges to get involved?