Moves to make town hall into district museum

PLANS to convert a town hall into a museum to hold North Herts collection will be discussed at two special meetings next week. North Herts District Council is holding the meetings at Hitchin Town Hall to discuss whether it could become the venue for th

PLANS to convert a town hall into a museum to hold North Herts' collection will be discussed at two special meetings next week.

North Herts District Council is holding the meetings at Hitchin Town Hall to discuss whether it could become the venue for the collections of the current Hitchin and Letchworth museums.

The council intend to replace the two existing museums with one museum.

Tricia Gibbs, portfolio holder for community engagement, said: "I am looking forward to making progress on creating a new museum for North Herts. Too much of our fascinating heritage lies hidden in our storeroom because we haven't got the display space in the two present museums. The new facility will mean the museums service will have much more to offer the community, young and old alike."


You may also want to watch:


The scrutiny committee will meet at 7.30pm on Monday and the cabinet at 8pm on Tuesday. Members of the public are welcome to attend both meetings.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter