Letchworth's micro-museum re-opens

A unique museum space has re-opened in Letchworth Garden City.

After a long 18 months, including two attempts at re-opening thwarted by restrictions last Autumn/Winter, Letchworth’s ‘Museum at One Garden City’ is finally open again.

Based in the One Garden City building (the former NHC Goldsmith Centre) between Morrisons and Broadway Gardens, the museum space celebrates the social history of the town, using objects and old photographs from the Garden City Collection (the town’s ACE-accredited Museum and archive).

The museum’s current displays explore Letchworth School Days, Shopping, the Inter-Works Sports League, Meredew furniture and more.

One of the highlights of the small but packed space is a nostalgic cine film of Letchworth in the 1960s, which visitors can enjoy watching whilst seated in a mock-up mid-century living room. 

The museum is full of interactive elements and displays. A brand new addition is a selection of new toys and games for little ones in a Baby Box and Toddler Tub, perfect for families with young children to pop in and enjoy whilst out visiting Letchworth town centre.

The Museum at One Garden City is open Monday to Friday 10-5 and is free, although donations are welcome.

For more information visit www.letchworth.com/museum or find it on Facebook, or simply pop into One Garden City, on Broadway.