Dacorum Heritage is the Accredited Museum for the area of Dacorum. However, unlike traditional museums with public galleries, it exists as a museum store with visiting by appointment. Due to this fact, the staff and volunteers at Dacorum Heritage have to think quite creatively about ways to take objects and stories out into the community, in order to successfully share our local history.

Dacorum Heritage has been based, since 1993, in a converted fire station in Berkhamsted where it houses in excess of 130,000 artefacts relating to the history of the Borough. The collection is varied and includes paintings, photographs, documents, archaeology and textiles as well as many local and social history artefacts. It covers a wide time period from Neolithic times (around 6,000 years ago), through to the present day and gives a wonderful insight into the long history and culture of the Dacorum area.

Dacorum Heritage provide heritage services to the Borough under a Service Level Agreement with The Dacorum Borough Council. We do this by offering affordable, inclusive arts and heritage activities to encourage all to take an active interest in their heritage.
Our mission

Engage and inspire communities in Dacorum and beyond using heritage collections.

Our strategic aims

Maximising the potential of the collections

Realise the potential of our communities

Secure the future of Dacorum’s Heritage

The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd. is both a Charitable Trust (Charity Number: 1026161) and a Company Limited by Guarantee. In practice its governing body is called the Board and its members are called Directors, though being a Trust its members are also known as Trustees. Board meetings are held every two months.