History of the Baldock Museum
Baldock Museum opened in December 1998 in two small rooms in the former Town Hall and was operated by the volunteers of Baldock Museum & Local History Society. In 2019, following the completion of works that included a doorway and stairs linking the previously unconnected northern end of the building with the rest of BAHC, the museum moved into the old Fire Station and came within the operation of BAHC.
Wednesday 11.00am - 3.00pm
Friday 11.00am - 3.00pm
Saturday 11am - 3.00pm
Disabled access can be arranged on request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Baldock Museum
The museum tells the story of Baldock and its immediate vicinity by means of a general display on the history of the town supplemented by more detailed changing displays on specific aspects of that history.
The museum also collects, records and preserves items illustrative of the town’s history. The main categories within the collection are:
• Photographs, glass plates, 35mm slides, paintings and drawings from the 1860s to modern times.
• Deeds and other documents relating to properties in the town, mainly from the 18th to the mid 20th century.
• Items relating to Kayser Bondor (documents, samples of products and other associated items.
• Items relating to the brewery and malting industries.
• Documents, brochures, booklets, books, plans, newspaper cuttings, notices, programmes, invoices, letters, town guides etc. relating to Baldock.
• Roman coins and local tokens
• Other miscellaneous items relating to Baldock
The Museum also has a small local history reference library which supplements the collection in Baldock Library. This includes the Kayser Bondor Magazine 1946-1965, The Baldock Mail, the Census for Baldock 1841-1891 copy), trade directories 1792- 1965 (copies),, the register of the Independent Church 1826- 1910 (copy), Baldock Manor Court Rolls (copies) 1575-1733, collections of the notes of local historians, pre- eastern bypass archaeological surveys, partial transcripts of the museum’s deed collection, volumes of the Letchworth & Baldock Citizen 1934, 1937, 1938, 1940 &1948, assorted press cuttings (copies) 1825-1838, 1879-1882, 1914-1928, 1939-45 etc.
Researchers wishing to view items from the collection or from our reference library should telephone 01462 892640 to make an appointment in advance.
Some aspects of the town’s history, tips on research resources and a bibliography of books and articles can also be found via the Baldock Museum & Local History Society website: baldockhistory.org.uk
The Museum collects items relating to Baldock and its immediate vicinity.
Due to the limited storage space large items are not always accepted and it is best to telephone first before bringing them.
The Museum does not collect natural history or geological items or human remains, nor does it value items.