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“Memories are made of this.”

British Schools Museum
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Hitchin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Opposite Hitchin market held on Tuesdays and Saturdays with a small jumble market on Fridays, is the building of The British Schools Museum. Visited by many children to see how schools were in the early 20th Century, Looking round this compact museum brings back so many memories of my childhood both good and bad, yes I did get the cane many times!.

5  Thank EnglandFattyarbuckle
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

if you have a few hours to kill in hitchin i would recomend it take you back to you old school days

2  Thank painash05
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

An authentic one room school and I believe one of the first free schools in England. On certain days volounteers dress in period costume so children can get a feel for what it was like to get a very different education! Well worth a visit.

3  Thank Zog666
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

This is a truly rare experience - an opportunity to travel back in education history. A true one off and well worth a visit.

4  Thank David C
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Reviewed January 22, 2017
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