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Bishop’s Stortford Museum

Open Hours

Mon-Fri,  10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

Contact Us

01279 710204
Bishop’s Stortford Museum opens the doors to the fascinating history of the town and surrounding area.  With our mix of family friendly local history displays, holiday activities and themed walks and talks, we have something to offer the whole family.   If you want to explore the history of the town even further why not pick up a Town Trail – they are free and available from the Museum and Tourist Information Centre.  You can add a treat to your visit by taking a break in our Maltings Bar, themed to celebrate the town’s industrial heritage, which stocks a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks and Tiptree cakes.

The Museum in Your Own Home!

The museum is currently closed as part of the anti-Covid-19 measures but, not to be deterred by such things, we have created a small virtual tour of our top floor display so that you can still visit us from the safety of your own home (or phone).   When you are in the tour you can “grab” the background with a left click of your mouse and pull the background to the left, right, up or down to look around.  As you do this you will see icons embedded in the image.  “Arrow” icons are to help you move from one area to the next, “i” icons display information when you hover your cursor over it.  You can toggle between regular and full screen with the square icon at the top left corner of the tour.

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Object of the Month

Over the last two years the museum volunteers have written some fascinating feature articles for the Bishop’s Stortford Independent Newspaper.  We have added the back catalogue of articles to our website to form an on-line archive – as each new article is published it will be added to this great local history resource.

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