Research and Education

How we can help

We can help provide information, guidance and education to anyone or any groups interested in the story of this area. Our friendly volunteer staff are on hand in the Museum, when we're open, to answer questions about the area - or to put the enquirer in touch with a local expert on the topic, often but not always another member of the Museum team with an extensive knowledge of the subject. 

Or we can respond electronically. If you have any queries, please contact the Hon. Secretary at:

You may, of course, be a researcher with material or information to offer us! That would be very welcome also - please use the same e-address.   

Group Visits and Talks 

We welcome groups, guilds and societies alike, and can provide guides and talks on our collections. These need not be during our usual opening hours. However, as we have limited space and not many volunteers, we ask that you book your visit in advance - you can also discuss your exact requirements. Contact the Hon. Secretary at

Although we don't have set charges for such visits, financial contributions will be very welcome.

We can also come to you, and have also done so 'virtually'. A small speaker fee usually applies. 

School Visits

We are very happy to welcome school groups, and indeed other school-age groups such as Cubs. Again, these need to be booked in advance - please contact us at

We can, for example, show groups selected items from our collections, tell them about the significance of objects or people, and depending on requirements lead a short walk round the town to point out particular places or buildings of significance. 

Groups should be accompanied by adults appropriately related to the organisation. This will form part of your early discussion with us. A small fee will also usually be appropriate.   


Students of the local history of the area area especially welcome. We have close links with the staff of Rickmansworth Library and with our colleagues in the Rickmansworth Historical Society, the Abbots Langley Local History Society and other groups, and would expect to be able to guide most enquiries in a helpful way. We can provide only limited study and reading space, but would be very happy to 'see how we can help'. 

You may well have information of great interest to us also, and we are always very happy to take the opportunity for exchange of ideas and research material.  

The initial contact is the same: