Stevenage Museum
Stevenage Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Paul F
London, UK4 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
A must see for all visitors to Stevenage. To understand the place it holds as home of Britain’s first traffic-free shopping centre and one of the great postwar experiments in civil society. There should be more of them now!

The museum is attractive to adults and children alike and deserves a more central location. We understand this is being considered, pending funds. Step up, the town’s greatest icon, Lewis Hamilton!?

We were pleased to meet Kate, head of learning on our visit. She is a fountain of wisdom and has great passion for the museum’s work.
Written 19 May 2023
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Skye kray
Barlow, UK133 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
One place I love going to you learn lots about my home town Stevenage and even Hertfordshire too but only issue is not alot to see would be nice to have the museum bigger and expanded more to .....but over all good place to visit to ...
Written 24 August 2021
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Skye kray
Barlow, UK133 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
I think stevenage Borough Council needs to make the museum bigger then ever with little cafe in there and bigger place to look round ....more improvements needed but over all its good place to come to ....
Written 5 September 2020
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Quasi Me
18 contributions
Jun 2019
always worth a visit this venue is one of the shining lights in terms of educational provision for all in the town. built into the basement of the iconic St georges church its part of the very fabric of the new town of stevenage that was envisaged after the war as a response to rebuilding britain and showing the dreaded comunists what that capitalism could look after its masses too.
the cold war isnt a major theme in the Museum but across the road is the valient "nuclear free zone" which the then council fought tooth and nail to establish in the town and inconvienience international weapons manufactureres.
they were heady days of idealisim and these aspects of the towns history are well captured in the well laid out museum. also in htere are artifacts from the towns bronzeage past - its mention in the doomsday book and a variety of other informative and eye opening exibits. the team also run an excelent variety of events for children and as a venue it hosts visiting talks tha are surprisingly wide ranging and generally of a good standard. often these are free or at a fraction of what they would cost down the road in london.
Well worth a visit - ask the council why it isnt beter sign posted!!
Written 17 March 2020
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Susan J
8 contributions
Jan 2020
I enjoyed my visit to Stevenage museum and I learnt information about the past that was very interesting and helpful to me in my career as a historical writer.
I saw how people used to live their lives, wash their clothes, work and cook amongst many other things.
Written 12 January 2020
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Pinnertoyboy
Pinner, UK15 contributions
Aug 2019
I took my 8 year old granddaughter there during the recent Summer Holidays. We parked in the municipal car parks opposite as we wanted to look round the excellent shopping centre afterwards. Entrance to the museum is free which in hindsight was probably just as well as perhaps it is a little bit too much for an 8 year old to take in. Having said that there were clearly some material for young children to use to enhance their experience. It’s a very interesting museum that documents Stevenage right through the ages. My granddaughter and I loved the Retro room of exhibits which showcased 70’s music and there was a display that allowed you to listen to about a dozen different songs from Beatles to Spice Girls. It was great for me to try to explain how a cash till worked to a bemused 8 year old who was only used to seeing people scan a bar code. Had I been by myself I think 60-80mins would have allowed me to read everything. However the attention span of an 8 year old I meant 20-30 mins was the duration of our visit but it didn’t matter as it was free entrance.
Written 9 September 2019
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Glitzytalons
Stevenage, UK119 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
A great museum - small but lots crammed in. I love to read about the history of the town. Lots for children to interact with and all free. Well worth a visit on a wet day. Also has activity’s for the children in the school holidays.
Written 3 July 2019
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Sandra G
Stevenage, UK63 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Took my granddaughters to the museum as we had them for the day and my eldest one kept going on about it. It is free to go into which was a nice surprise. While I was at the drinks machine a lady from the museum asked my granddaughters if they wanted to take part in the activities. They were informed about Tudor times and made a plaque like they would have used in those days. Looked at tools and items from that times for even tried some of them out. After that we went around the museum which had items from different years and the history of Stevenage. The girls had a sheet of paper with questions on that they had to look for in the museum which kept them entertained. The museum is not very big and does not take long to go round but it is certainly worth a visit, They throughly enjoyed it.
Written 23 June 2019
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Higgins88
Stevenage, UK40 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
A real pleasure to visit. The staff are friendly and attentive. I take my 4 year old grandson there for many different events. There is always something for the adults as well. Well worth a visit.
Written 5 June 2019
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Uncledarren
London, UK9 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
only a small place, but full of history for stevenage and local area. friendly staff, right next to town center, free entry, multistory carpark just across the road.

worth a visit if you're in Stevenage
Written 30 September 2018
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Stevenage Museum is open:
  • Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00