Our collections and what we do

Our displays

are being updated in readiness for re-opening. We'll have a new map, augmented by QR-code material, showing where many of the earlier settlements were, and what you can find there now.  

Our chronology boards have the key dates in the history and development of Rickmansworth, Abbots Langley, Carpenders Park, Chorleywood, Croxley Green, Sarratt and South Oxhey. They're a vital start-point for anyone interested in the story of Three Rivers and its people.   

You can find out about a number of local people who were in the news in their time, including  Sir Henry Wood (1869-1944), the conductor, who was closely associated with the London Promenade concerts ('the Proms') which he conducted for 50 years and lived in Chorleywood; George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans, 1819-90, one of the leading writers of the Victorian era, who lived for a time at The Elms in Rickmansworth where she completed her famous novel Daniel Deronda; the paper-maker John Dickinson; the Arts and Crafts architect  Charles Voysey, who also lived at Chorleywood  - and many others. 

Scotsbridge House was once the home of Vice Admiral The Hon. Josceline Percy (1784-1856), a member of the family of the Dukes of Northumberland  who served with Admiral Lord Nelson.


Croxley Great Barn Tours  

The Museum facilitates visits to the Barn, generally on the last Saturday morning of each month from April to October. We can't, of course, confirm dates for 2021, but will do so when and if we can.  

Visits includes a talk on the history of the barn and its form of construction, and also allow inspection of the interior, so please allow up to two hours for the visit.

It is not necessary to pre-book, but people wishing to visit should assemble at St Joan of Arc car park, Rickmansworth High Street, WD3 1HG by 10.45am. It is a 10-15 minute walk from the car park to the barn, which has a rough floor; and the footpath may be muddy if it's wet, so appropriate footwear is recommended.

For further information, telephone 01923 727333 or e-mail

Click here if you wish to download a flyer to serve as a reminder.

To see a video of the inaugural opening in 2008 click here

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.