Watford Museum

Made an enjoyable visit to Watford Museum.

A small museum containing several galleries devoted to various aspects of Watford’s history. There are galleries with exhibits detailing the impact of printing, brewing, the two world wars and the local football on Watford’s development. The museum’s collection includes some excellent paintings, including Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex.

The sections dealing with Watford in the two world wars was well displayed and contained several items of local interest. It was with Watford’s Home Guard that Jimmy Perry served, and his experiences were used by Jimmy Perry and David Croft to create the BBC TV series “Dad’s Army”.

Well worth visiting and free admission.

For more information I recommend Watford Museum’s web site at http://www.watfordmuseum.org.uk/