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Attraction in Letchworth Garden City

International Garden Cities Exhibition
296 Norton Way South
Letchworth Garden City

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The museum is housed in a thatched building that was the drawing offices of the towns' original architects Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin.

It provides a fascinating insight into the vision of Ebenezer Howard, one of the world's great social reformers. Ebenezer Howard believed that the problems of overcrowding, pollution and poor living conditions could be solved through the marriage of town and country.

His vision was realised by the founding of the Garden City Movement in 1899, and by the building of Letchworth Garden City, the world's first Garden City, in 1903. The story of this unique town is told at the First Garden City Heritage Museum.

As well as the many exhibits showing the development of Letchworth Garden City, the museum also holds special exhibitions and events relating to different aspects of the towns' history.


Nearest UK Airport: Luton
Months Open: We are open every Friday and Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
We are open by appointment any other time and closed on bank holidays.
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - - by appointment
Admission Price: Free admission
Gift Shop: Yes - sales point

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