About Us

Baldock is a small market town in Hertfordshire, England about 35 miles north of London.

The Baldock Museum and Local History Society is a Charity with Registered Charity Number 1092353. The purpose of the society is to preserve, publicise and research Baldock history and to manage, preserve, record and display the collections of Baldock Museum.

Baldock Museum is a small community-run museum staffed by volunteers of the Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre who raise all their own funding.

The Museum charts the changing fortunes of the market town, founded by the Knights Templar around 1148, on the site of an earlier Iron Age and Roman settlement. The Museum looks at Baldock’s medieval merchants, and the prosperous maltsters and brewers of its Georgian heyday whose grand houses still line the town’s centre.

Until the coming of the railway, coaching inns prospered thanks to Baldock’s position on the cross-roads of the Great North Road and Icknield Way.

The Museum also has changing displays exploring particular features of the town’s history.

The Society hosts talks once every two months on subjects relevant to Baldock’s history.

History of the Society

Baldock Guide The Baldock Guide was published in 2002. Some details are out of date such as the Museum and Library opening times.

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