St Peter’s 800th anniversary

To 5 Jun, you can pop in to the south door and see the new screen animation and historical display showing the rich heritage of St Peter’s Church Berkhamsted, which celebrates its 800th anniversary this year. Includes rarely seen photographs and new drone footage. Unrivalled chance to learn about the history of the town and of its oldest existing institution. Everyday, 09:30 to 16:30. FREE.

Good news! The video exhibition and history display inside St Peter’s has been extended until the 800th Anniversary Festival on 26 Jun 2022.

Summer trips

We run our trips in conjunction with the Berkhamsted Probus Club. The cost is usually between £25 and £35 per person. If you are not a NT member then the costs of entrance is higher. If you are interested please contact Bill Willett on 01442 863760 or email here

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Port of Berkhamsted

Watch this space for details of summer trips when they can be arranged.

Heritage Open Days

Click here for details of our Sep 2022 events, which includes:

‘A Walk Back in Time’ – The town centre
A Radical Village – the Baptists in Northchurch
Berkhamsted’s West End Poverty and industry but also some hidden surprises
BFI National Film & Television Archive
Heraldry in St Peter’s Church Berkhamsted
Historical graffiti and inscriptions in St Peters
St Peter’s Church and Court House
The Battle of Berkhamsted Common: The Power of the People – How the Common was saved from Enclosure
The Lost Wharves of Berkhamsted – A guided tour of yesterday’s canal
The Old Hall & Chapel, Berkhamsted School
Tour of the Store
Piccotts End: Pre-Reformation Wall paintings in a Grade I listed 16th century Hall House

Winter talks

Berkhamsted Local History & Museum Society meetings take place at 8:00pm in the Wellcome Great Hall, Town Hall, Berkhamsted from Sep to Mar. Visitors are always welcome @ £3 at the door.

Winter on the canal in Berkhamsted
Winter on the canal in Berkhamsted

21 Sep 2022
Amersham-on-the-Hill Architecture
From the heyday of the ‘Arts & Crafts’ period, on to ‘Metroland’ and Modernism –
and the significance of local architect J.H. Kennard
Chris Collier and Alison Bailey

19 Oct 2022
Winston Churchill’s Toy Shop
Gordan Rogers

16 Nov 2022
Trent Park Home of the Secret Listeners
Helen Fry

21 Dec 2022
Poles Apart
Polish radio experts who worked in Gade Valley during WW2
Roger Yapp

18 Jan 2023
Grand Junction Canal – later Grand Union Canal
Julian Hunt

15 Feb 2023
The Special Operations Executive
Des Turner

15 Mar 2023
Castle Street Crawl
James Moir, BLH&MS Member
(this talk preceded by AGM)