Welcome to Three Rivers Museum - we're open!


​We're open! Our hours will still be a bit restricted - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 2 to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm. But we're ready to welcome everyone interested in the story of our area.      


And we're delighted to announce that we've started on the path to full accreditation as a museum, and that the Arts Council has accepted that we're now 'Working towards Accreditation' (WTA). We aim to achieve full accreditation within three years - come and join in the effort!   

What's the story? We want to show

What was it like to live and work round here?  




We’re in the middle of Rickmansworth in Basing House, between the library and Watersmeet theatre - ten minutes' walk from Rickmansworth Station (Metropolitan Line and Chiltern Railway), and just a stone’s throw from the car parks in the town centre and the stop for No 320 and 336 buses. 


What you'll find

Our Chronology Boards

 A collection of information on the story of each of our communities. They were put together by members of those communities, drawing on their local knowledge and love of the area.

Our physical collections 

More than just 'funny old things'! You'll find a collection of memorabilia of all sorts - items to prompt memories of World War 2, the cashier's booth of a local butcher's shop, mementos of the Swan, the old coaching inn in the High Street... and regularly-changed special exhibitions.   

Our digital collections 

We have a number of images of the district from the past; a growing set of oral history recordings (to which you can contribute) of memories from World War 2, old film footage and more recent video recordings of many events in the area.

And coming soon...

... our new interactive displays! 


Visit us!

There is no charge (but we have a donations box) - at present we may have to restrict numbers and ask for social distancing,  but for no longer than we have to

As we re-open we'll advertise our hours here. 

We also often open for events in Rickmansworth, and are very happy to receive special visits.  But we don't open on Sundays.

Special Visits for schools 

We're always happy to hear from schools and youth groups who would like a special pre-arranged visit. Contact us for details. 

Special Visits for adult groups

We're always happy to hear from adult groups - historical societies, U3A groups, anyone who would like a special pre-arranged visit. 

Contact us to discuss your visit

[email protected]

01923 775882


Three Rivers Museum Trust is a company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales No. 2907154, registered office 20 High Street, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 1ER. Registered Charity No. 1164893.