The Museum's Collections

Our aim is to tell the story of what it was like to live and work round here. There's a lot to be done, and it'll take a while: but we'll present this through both 'things' and digitised material, some of it on-line but a lot in the museum. 

Our physical collections

´╗┐At present we have several 'permanent' displays and exhibitions: of archaeological finds, of the general history of this part of Hertfordshire and to illustrate the story of Rickmansworth and the villages of Three Rivers. They'll get refreshed, but it's a good place to start. 

 Our 'Temporary Exhibitions' have recently covered the stories of Scotsbridge House and of the 750-year history of St Mary's church, Rickmansworth. We have a display of World War 2 memorabilia, and a number of other artefacts from our collections. 



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Tracy's Stores, in Chorleywood c.1910 

Our digital collections

We have several collections, of images, audio and video recordings - and of course of 'things' and documents. We're working on our digital catalogues now, and they'll be here as soon as we can do that work. But in the museum we can show you many of the videos of the last several years of our story.

And you can find some of our photo archive here . It has both recent and older (some old) images: but we've recently joined the Rickmansworth Historical Society in digitising a large number of slides from our joint collection: a selection will be made available here over the next few weeks. 

And we're working on setting up an interactive display, on which visitors will be able to select and find out about pretty well whatever we've been able to digitise: images, video, audio, copies of documents... - and much more besides!