History of the museum

The museum opened in October 2020. Despite its small size, the museum holds a considerable archive of documents, photographs, pictures and memorabilia relating to Radlett and the surrounding areas, including Aldenham and Letchmore Heath. The museum also has an archive of oral history recordings with local residents. 

Collections and exhibitions

Radlett and District Museum has a permanent display but also presents themed exhibitions. These can include subjects such as Radlett at War, Transport, Religious Establishments and Schools. Off-site exhibitions are also held occasionally.

Services offered

  • Schools and local groups are welcomed to the Museum but please give at least two weeks’ notice in advance of intended visits
  • Talks and Presentations are available on request
  • Wheelchair access to the Museum.

Find out more about the museum in their information leaflet. (PDF 833kb) 


Our museum is run entirely by volunteers and wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for members of our community who give their time freely.

We always need more volunteers so if you have a few hours a month/week or occasionally to spare, we would love your help. There is a surprising variety of activities on offer, so whatever your skills or personality, there is something for everyone volunteering at one of our museums.

Our volunteer team is a friendly and welcoming bunch. Whether you are looking to make new friends, or to add a new skill to your CV, there are many different ways to get involved:

  • Front of house welcoming visitors to the museum and helping them get the most of their visit
  • Cataloguing objects to helping with displays
  • Researching our past by delving into our archives to find the hidden stories
  • Creating and updating our online content
  • Helping to research, design and curate temporary exhibitions
  • Helping to keep the museum safe and looking at its best
  • Facilitating school visits and helping families get the most out of the museum and our events
  • Helping to research or run our reminiscence events within the local community

Our marvellous volunteers bring our local history to life. We are so proud of what they have achieved.

To find out more, please read our volunteer handbook (2.69 mb) or contact the museum.