Lowewood Museum Trust CIO – Annual General Meeting

The first Annual General Meeting of the Lowewood Museum Trust CIO will be held on Wednesday 21 September 2022 at the museum. Doors will open at 6:45pm for a 7pm start.

Please keep an eye on the website for copies of the Trust’s Annual Report for the year 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

If you would like to attend the AGM, please contact the Trust’s Secretary Steve Whitlam on steve.whitlam@broxbourne.gov.uk by Thursday 16 September so that the Trust can plan for catering and seating arrangements.

Community Engagement Officer

Lowewood Museum Trust CIO are seeking to appoint an energetic and experienced project officer with a track record of success to help deliver the Your Heritage,  Your Museum project’; a three year project due to conclude in March 2025.  

This is a part time post and is being offered on a fixed term contract to 31 March 2025, although with the possibility of extension. It is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and local partners through the Your Heritage – Your Museum project. Working closely with the Museum Project Manager you will have a pivotal role in implementing and delivering community outreach activity across the Borough that enables people to explore and celebrate their heritage.  

The Your Heritage, Your Museum project focuses on local heritage across the Borough, positioning the Museum as a community, cultural and heritage hub through a three -year programme of outreach activity that aims to engage the diverse range of communities from Waltham Cross in the south to Hoddesdon at the northern end of the Borough discovering and celebrating their local heritage. It will be taken forward through development of a series of locally generated exhibitions and pop -up events, virtual trails, way marking for example, from which we aim to recruit a team of ‘Community Curators’ to redefine the Museum galleries to tell local stories, past and present as a dynamic offering, replacing the dated static displays, with greater relevancy to today.

Please see below Job description and recruitment pack for details of how to apply.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 24 August 2022

Interviews will be held at Lowewood Museum in the week commencing 12 September 2022

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Friends of Lowewood publications

Lowewood Museum’s shop currently sells the following publications produced by the Friends of Lowewood Museum:

‘Lowewood’

‘The Rawdon Family’

‘The Warner Family’

‘The Star’

‘The Hoddesdon Brewery’

‘The Story of Hoddesdon’s Inns & Pubs’

‘The Railway History of Broxbourne Borough’

‘The Grange’

‘A Little Learning’

‘From Easter Jones’ to St Catherine’s’

‘Tankards, Tales & Taverns’

Future publications include:

‘Rawdon House’

‘Broxbourne’s Admirals’

‘William and Sarah Ellis of Rosehill.’

The museum shop also sells ‘Robert Barclay and Barclay Park’ produced by the Friends of Barclay Park.

70 Sewn Stories

On Saturday 28th May, come and add your story to 70 Sewn Stories our creative community project! . Bring your jubilee artifacts and stories to share, or pick up one of our tapestry packs to sew your own story from the last 70 years.

Timing: 11-3pm. Admission FREE.

70 Sewn Stories is delivered in partnership with The Gifted.

All contributions will form part of a large multimedia tapestry to be displayed at the Lowewood Museum later in the year. SEE YOU THERE!

70 Sewn Stories is a Platinum Jubilee programme delivered by Lowewood Museum and The Gifted
70 Sewn Stories is a Platinum Jubilee programme delivered by Lowewood Museum and The Gifted

Welcome to Lowewood Museum

Lowewood Museum

Welcome to Lowewood Museum, the museum for the Borough of Broxbourne. Located in the market town of Hoddesdon, Lowewood Museum is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4:30pm.

Entry to the museum and exhibitions is free. A tea room and shop is available during opening hours. The shop sells a number of publications produced by the Friends of Lowewood Museum as well as local history books.

The address of the museum is High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 8BH. The museum’s phone number is 01992 445596 and our primary email address is info@lowewoodmuseum.org.uk

The museum is run by the Lowewood Museum Trust CIO, a new charitable organisation set up in January 2021 to run the museum on behalf of Broxbourne Borough Council and the local community.

Further information about the history of the museum, its collections, garden and access issues can be found on our About Us page.

The current exhibition at Lowewood is Jubilations and Coronations, an exhibition to align with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. On Saturday 2nd July 2022, Lowewood Museum will celebrate its 40th birthday, There will be an exhibition showcasing some of the rarely seen treasures from the museum’s extensive collection. After that there will be an exhibition celebrating the history of the John Warner School. There will also be a small exhibition to mark the 400th anniversary of Rawdon House.

This website uses a WordPress blog. Down the right hand menu, you can find information on previous exhibitions, events and highlighted items within the collection. This is arranged by date order.

Re-opening 2022

After a Christmas and New Year break, Lowewood Museum re-opened on Friday 7th January 2022 and intends to remain open from 10am to 4:30pm every Friday and Saturday going forward.

We are currently recruiting new staff and volunteers and hope to be able to expand our opening hours in future months.

Our next exhibition will be Voices of the Voluntary Sector, a project developed by the CVS for Broxbourne and East Herts recording the history and achievements of the community and voluntary sector in Broxbourne over the past 50 years. The exhibition is scheduled to open on Friday 25th February 2022.

Further details of exhibitions and events will be confirmed in the next week.

We look forward to seeing you at Lowewood Museum in 2022

Lowewood Museum and Face Coverings

With the Government’s move to Plan B to combat the spread of the Coronavirus, all visitors to Lowewood Museum are required to wear a face covering from Friday 10 December, except for when eating/drinking in the tea room or if they have a medical exemption.

You can still be assured of a warm welcome and we hope to see you this Friday and Saturday to enjoy our Christmas exhibition.

Lowewood Museum presents The Borough at Christmas
Lowewood Museum presents The Borough at Christmas