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Baldock Museum & Local History Society
Baldock is a small market town in Hertfordshire, England about 35 miles north of London..
Baldock Museum is a small community-run museum, staffed by volunteers who raise all their own funding.
It charts the changing fortunes of the market town, founded by the Knights Templar around 1148, on the site of an earlier Iron Age and Roman settlement. The museum looks at Baldock's medieval merchants, and the prosperous maltsters and brewers of its Georgian heyday whose grand houses still line the town's centre.
Until the coming of the railway, coaching inns prospered thanks to Baldock's position on the cross-roads of the Great North Road and Icknield Way.
The Museum also has changing displays exploring particular features of the town's history.
The Society hosts talks once every two months on subjects relevant to Baldock's history.