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Museums & places of interest

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OUTSIDE HARPENDEN

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Baldock museum charts the changing fortunes of the modern market town, founded by the Knights Templar around 1148, on the site of an earlier Iron Age and Roman town. The museum also has changing displays exploring particular features of the town's history. Open: Wednesdays 11am-1pm, Sundays 2pm-4pm. The Museum is closed in mid-December, and re-opens on the first Sunday in March.

www.baldockhistory.org.uk
01462 892640

Free
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Visit the substantial remains of a strong and important motte-and-bailey cast, one of the oldest in England, dating from the 11th to 15th centuries, with surrounding walls, ditches and earthworks. Free entry. 10.00am-4.00pm (winter) 10.00am-6.00pm (summer)

www.berkhamstedcastle.org.uk
email via their website
0870 3331181

Free
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BOOK IN ADVANCE. The Bishop's Stortford Museum is housed in the original Victorian building which was the birthplace of Cecil Rhodes, financier and founder of diamond company De Beers. The museum houses a unique collection of artefacts about Rhodes and his life. Children will love playing the African instruments, using the dressing up box (which includes Victorian and African outfits), lighting up the rooms in the model of the Victorian house, doing some brass rubbing and finding out more about local history via the interactive touch screens. Free Entry.

rhodesartscomplex.co.uk

01279 710200

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YOU MUST PRE-BOOK. Bletchley Park, once Britain's best kept secret, is now a heritage site and museum, with exhibitions, events and ever increasing visitor numbers. The Park's breathtaking Second World War Codebreaking successes helped shorten the war by around two years. The Bletchley Park Trust's mission is to preserve and develop Bletchley Park as a world-class museum, heritage site and education centre.

www.bletchleypark.org.uk

01908 640404

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ADVANCE BOOKING ONLY. It is over 200 years since the first "Monitorial School" in Hertfordshire opened in Dead Street, but which now has the more cheerful name of Queen Street. The furnished classrooms are open to the public and equipped to show the history of elementary education from pre-Victorian times to the late 1960s. Here young and old can enjoy going back to school, to a place where "Learning Comes to Life".

www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk

01462 420144

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BOOK IN ADVANCE TO GUARANTEE ENTRY. Cadbury World is located in the grounds of the original Cadbury factory, Discover the history, the making and the magic of Cadbury confectionery as you journey through our chocolatey zones. From learning how chocolate is made to playing in chocolate rain . You'll discover the origins of the cocoa bean amidst trees and waterfalls in the Aztec Jungle, before jumping on board the magical Cadabra ride and visiting the 4D Chocolate Adventure zone.

www.cadburyworld.co.uk

0844 880 7667

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GARDENS AND GROUNDS OPEN. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED ONLINE. Open Air Museum is a 43-acre site with woodland walks, a traditional farm, and 37 rescued historic buildings. There are special events and activities most weekends, including Vikings, Gladiators and Medieval Knights. Visitors can enjoy lunch or a cream tea in our Furniture Factory Tea Room or a picnic on the Village Green. A good value season ticket is available. Closed over winter.

www.coam.org.uk

01494 871117

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The world's oldest mechanised paper mill - the birthplace of paper's industrial revolution. The world's first machine for making a continuous roll of paper was built here. Today it is still a working paper mill producing around 100 tonnes of specialist grade paper every year on historic paper machines. The Mill & Visitor Centre are open for drop in visits (every Thurs & 1st Sun of the month) and pre-booked tours. Boat trips are also available on Thursdays.

www.thepapertrail.org.uk
email via their website
01442 234600

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PARK, GARDENS, WOODLANDS & OLD PALACE OPEN. RESTAURANT TAKEAWAY ONLY. PRE-BOOKING REQUIRED. As well as Hatfield House itself, enjoy the manicured garden, extensive park, 9 unique shops, busy restaurant, traditional breeds farm and children's adventure playground. The House & Gardens, are closed during the winter.

www.hatfield-house.co.uk

01707 287010

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YOU MUST PRE-BOOK. At Henry Moore's former home in Hertfordshire, our Studios & Gardens are open to visitors each summer. The gardens showcase Moore's iconic sculptures in a beautiful setting. Alongside the inspiring studios, exhibition and sculpture gardens, we have recently opened a new visitor centre. Here you can enjoy delicious refreshments in our new cafe or find art books and exclusive gifts in our shop.

www.henry-moore.org

01279 843 333

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