Located on the site of a steam driven silk mill, this volunteer-run museum is managed by Redbourn Parish Council. Its three rooms consider the history, industry and mysteries of Redbourn village through changing exhibitions. Local history books, videos, pictures, cards and other gifts are on sale. Visitor parking but limited access for people with disabilities. Please phone prior to visiting for more information and assistance.
PHASE TWO OF THE WORKS TO CURE OUR RECURRENT DAMP REAR WALL IS ONGOING AND WE REGRET THAT THE UPSTAIRS GALLERY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.
Museum volunteers have worked hard to get the downstairs Occupations and Priory rooms back in action and there is a new display cabinet in which our straw plait exhibits are now on show.
Although we have some bare brick walls, the new cabinet is a great improvement on some the old furniture and will protect the delicate straw plait from any further damage.
Due to remedial work in our office/store room, most of the collection is temporarily stored in the upstairs Skillman Room, which remains closed until Phase two of the works have been completed following a drying out period. We are currently unsure whether the interior walls on the south side of the building will be left as bare brick, re- plastered, or faced with boards. We will do our very best to have all of the exhibition rooms open as soon as possible with improved displays.
In May 2016 we launched our Museum Village Walking Trail which has been put together to give visitors a taste of historic Redbourn. The trail starts and finishes at Redbourn Village Museum, where parking is available during opening hours and should take approximately 2 hours. Please do come and try it and take time to visit the museum too as there are many exhibits which give further information about what you see on the trail.
OPEN FEBRUARY – NOVEMBER 2017
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 2 – 5 PM (LAST ADMISSION 4.30 PM)
Silk Mill House, The Common, Redbourn, AL3 7NB
Phone: 01582 793397 – Email : email@example.com