Lowewood  museum, Hoddesdon. Telling the story of Broxbourne.

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Lowewood Museum

Wednesday to Friday 10am - 4pm

Saturday 10am - 5pm

Entry to the museum is free. Donations are welcome

Located in a beautiful Georgian building in the historic town of Hoddesdon, Lowewood Museum showcases the history of the Borough of Broxbourne. Discover the history of the local area from prehistoric times to the present day. Explore the stories of those who have lived and worked here, from Royal Academy artist James Ward to the Pulhams of Broxbourne, one of the most important garden designers of the Victorian era. Activities, events, exhibitions and gallery trails ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Our collection includes geology, archaeology, social history, costume, photography and art. Highlights include our impressive Bengal Tiger, which was formerly on display at Cedars Park, a fine collection of James Ward paintings, First World War diaries, and the story of James Pulham & Son, one of the greatest landscape design firms of the Victorian age.

Access and Facilities

Step-free entry access is available from the museum's garden entrance (to the back of the museum), please ring the bell if visiting via this entrance. Wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor galleries (Temporary exhibitions are located on the ground floor).

Toilets are located on the ground floor. A unisex accessible toilet suitable for wheelchair users is available. Baby changing facilities are also available.

Reception, Shop and Refreshments

The museum’s reception and shop are located on the ground floor where a great selection of local history books, gifts and souvenirs are on offer for all ages and pockets.

There is also a refreshment area with a varitey of hot and cold drinks and snacks.


The museum has a delightful garden which is a beautiful open space to enjoy a picnic, on our lawn or picnic tables. The garden area is accessible for all and activities are often held here during the summer months.

Additional Information

Lowewood Museum is committed to providing access to all. Where it is not possible to provide physical access to the upper floors alternative provisions can be provided through notes and images of what’s on display.

Outreach services are also available including talks, study days, school workshops and memory boxes. Call the museum on 01992 445596 to find out more.

The museum welcomes assistance dogs and water can be provided if required.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Car Parking

Free parking is available for museum visitors at the Spotlight Theatre, EN11 8BE (two minute walk from the museum). Further pay and display parking is available in the town centre (10 minute walk from the museum).

Public Transport Directions

Public Transport

The museum is a pleasant 20-minute walk from Broxbourne Railway Station. Broxbourne Station Cars taxi rank is located outside the station entrance. Buses also operate outside the station and a bus stop is located directly outside the museum’s entrance.

Lowewood Museum


High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8BH

Tel: 01992 445596

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