Brotish Schools Museum

Hitchin British Schools

A Museum that celebrates the history of elementary education. Here young and old can enjoy going back to school, to a place where “Learning Comes to Life”.

Our 1837 Monitorial Schoolroom is the only one of its kind left in the world. We have three other historic classrooms, the Headmaster’s House and our wonderful displays and exhibitions based upon the extraordinary collection of 47,000 objects.

You can enjoy a tour with a volunteer guide (included in admission price) or discover the site’s history on your own with one of our self-guiding leaflets.
After exploring the museum take a break in our delightful Tea Room and don’t forget to visit the Gift Shop.

Things to do

Hertfordshire is brimming with fantastic things to see and do, so you are sure to discover something wonderful on your visit whatever your age or interests. Escape the rat race and immerse yourself in stunning countryside and incredible historic sites. Pack your bags for a weekend getaway in a picturesque market town, the city of St Albans or at a luxurious golf resort. Or bring the kids and seek out exotic beasts, farmyard favourites and magical movie stars. The choice is endless - start planning your perfect itinerary right here...