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Potters Bar Museum

Last Modified February 02, 2017

A photograph of the interior of Potters Bar museumPotters Bar Museum opened in 1990 and displays material relating to Potters Bar and the local area.

It is in one of the earliest known sites of interest in the area, facing the timber-framed Wyllyotts Manor, part of which dates back to the 14th century (now used as a restaurant and a public house).

There is reason to believe that the site has been occupied since the Iron Age and certainly Roman times. The museum contains much pottery and artefacts which were found during the construction of the Wyllyotts Centre and allows visitors to relive some of the history of the place.

The museum also contains many items from other sites in and around Potters Bar and from the motte-and-bailey castle at South Mimms, which for many years lay unrecognised or forgotten.

Some natural history items are also on display, together with fossils, geological specimens like Hertfordshire pudding stones, and a selection of Mesolithic stone implements used by the earliest known inhabitants.

Parts of a Zeppelin which crashed in Potters Bar in 1916 are also on view.

Find out more about the museum in their leaflet or check out the latest information and get in touch via the Potters Bar Museum Facebook page.


Where can I find it?

Wyllyotts Centre
Wyllyotts Place
Darkes Lane
Potters Bar

Telephone: 01707 645005. 


Parking: public pay and display car parks at Wyllyotts

When is it open?

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Saturdays, 11am - 1pm.

Admission: Free

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