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

Jubilations and Coronations

To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Lowewood Museum is hosting an exhibition called Jubilations and Coronations. It draws upon both the museum’s collection and the contributions of the community to display royal celebrations from the past. The exhibition runs from Saturday 30 April to Saturday 18 June. There will be activities for all ages, especially during the jubilee weekend at the beginning of June. The exhibition is on the ground floor. Admission is free.

If you have images or memories of previous jubilee celebrations, please email them to the museum’s Community Engagement Officer at naomi@lowewoodmuseum.org.uk

Jubilations and Coronations - a look back at Royal Celebrations in the Borough of Broxbourne
Jubilations and Coronations – a look back at Royal Celebrations in the Borough of Broxbourne

Do you have a working typewriter that needs a home? The museum is hoping to find a  couple of typewriters which we can use for this exhibition and in future, to be left out as part of the exhibitions and for visitors to use. Please contact the museum with details. It can be of any era it just needs to be in working condition and relatively robust.

Fossil Fun

On Friday 8th April 2022, Lowewood Museum will be holding a Fossil Fun day in partnership with Rockwatch, the UK’s Nationwide Geology Club for Children.

Activities will include:
– Make a Jurassic landscape;
– Have a go at making your own plaster cast fossils;
– Dino hunt around the museum.
– Bring your fossils to have them identified and see other fossils on display! 

Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Lowewood Museum is open between 10am and 4:30pm. The event is on the ground floor so is accessible for those in wheelchairs.

Fossil Fun poster
On Friday 8 April 2022 Lowewood Museum will be hosting a Fossil Fun Day.

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 and 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

The Borough at Christmas

Lowewood Museum presents ‘The Borough at Christmas’. Photographs and memorabilia of past Christmases and festival celebrations. Running from 22 November 2021 until 14 January 2022.

Lowewood Museum is open from 10am to 4:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is free but you do need to pay for the wonderful Christmas gifts in our shop and the festive treats in our tea room. We look forward to seeing you.

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

Local History Book Sale

Second hand local history book sale at Lowewood Museum on Saturday 25 September 10am-1pm
Second hand local history book sale at Lowewood Museum on Saturday 25 September 10am-1pm

After the success of our tea room as part of the Love Hoddesdon Food and Drink Fest on 4 September, our next event is on Saturday 25 September 2021 and will be a second-hand local history book sale including a number of rarities. The sale will run from 10am to 1pm with all proceeds going to the museum. Lowewood Museum is open every Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4:30pm.

Love Hoddesdon Food and Drink Fest

Lowewood Museum's tea room is open
Lowewood Museum’s tea room is open and supporting the Love Hoddesdon Food and Drink Fest on 4 September

Lowewood Museum is supporting the Love Hoddesdon Food and Drink Fest on Saturday 4 September 2021. Venture down to the southern end of Hoddesdon’s high street for cakes and scones and enjoy the museum’s Tankards, Tales and Taverns exhibition telling the history of the Borough’s pubs and inns. Lowewood Museum is open from 10am to 4:30pm. Admission is free.