Chair’s blog: Visit to Three Rivers Museum

02nd February 2023


The Chair of Three Rivers District Council, Cllr Debbie Morris, recently visited Three Rivers Museum, in Rickmansworth, and was fascinated by what she found.

Ever wondered what life was like in the district in the past? What work people did? Where they lived? The answers to these questions and very many more can be found at the treasure trove that is Three Rivers Museum, in Rickmansworth.

I was privileged to be invited there recently by Fabian Hiscock, Chairman of Three Rivers Museum Trust. Welcoming me on the day were also Les Mead and Ann Vernau. Together they provided me with a fascinating and tremendous insight into the history of the district, illustrated by the artefacts, archaeological finds, maps, photos, journals and mementoes from times past.

It was hard to believe that mammoths used to roam around the district – but there’s a huge tusk on display as evidence.

I loved sitting in the butcher’s booth and imagining what it would have been like to serve customers from there. It was so very different from the set-up in today’s shops.

The museum is just off Rickmansworth High Street. Entry is free although donations are welcome. I highly recommend a visit. Please check the website for opening hours.