Watford Museum offers several services for school groups.  The schools programme is currently being redeveloped but you are more than welcome to visit the museum on your own self-led discovery.  Visits are free but must be booked in advance with the Learning Officer.
The Learning Officer will also be offering sessions to teachers on how to teach local history and object based learning sessions.
To find out more about the services the museum can offer please contact the Learning Officer on tel: 01923 232297.
Loan boxes
Watford Museum have a fantastic range of loan boxes for schools and community groups to borrow.  These include:
  • Toys (both Victorian and 20th century)
  • Victorian Domestic
  • Victorian School
  • WWII Evacuees Suitcase
These can be loaned for a maximum of two weeks and require a £25 deposit.
Resource boxes

We also have two resource boxes filled with photographs, newspaper articles, paper replicas and a DVD of images which include Watford in WWI and WWII.


These can be loaned for a maximum of two weeks and require a £10 deposit.

High Street Trails

Does your class, group or society want to learn more about Watford's local history?  


Led by our Learning Officer, these walking tours start from the museum and lead all the way up to St Mary’s Church.  On the way, children can spot the date of buildings, find out about Watford’s old Police station, see traces of the old market, meet Watford FC’s hornet and discover the Fig Tree Tomb tale!

This tour introduces children to the changing architectural and social history of Watford’s High Street.  It can be tailored to any age group (both primary and secondary), with a maximum of 30 children.  £2 per child, booking essential.


194 High Street


WD17 2DT


Saturdays only (from 1 August)
10am to 5pm




Tel: 01923 232297


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