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The Museum is open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 10 am till 5pm.
There is no need to book.

Our Visit England accredited museum is housed in the former offices of Benskins Brewery.  Telling the story of Watford past and present, the museum has displays of local history, industry and archaeology. These include Watford at War, Print and Brewing and a display on Watford Football Club – which includes some fabulous Elton John memorabilia.

Please note that not all the paintings and objects in our collection are on permanent display. If there is a particular painting or object you would like to see on your visit please contact the museum by phone or email to prebook this request.

We have brought in new arrangements to keep everyone safe whilst visiting the museum in our beautiful 18th Century Grade II listed building. This includes new safety and hygiene arrangements.


When visiting:

Staff will be here to help.  Not every gallery may be accessible - please check before visiting.

Please be thoughtful - don't visit if you suspect you may be ill or have been in contact with someone who is ill.

You will be asked to wear a mask on your visit - these can be provided, but better if you can bring your own reusable mask.

Car Parking:

We cannot guarantee a parking space, but if you would like to park in our small car park behind the museum, please provide us with your car registration details when booking.

Thank you for your understanding and support. We look forward to seeing you soon, but please don’t hesitate to contact us in the meantime if you require any assistance.