Kings Langley
Kings Langley
Local History & Museum Society
Kings Langley


The Museum Project

The Local History & Museum Society has been actively collecting artefacts and documents concerning Kings Langley and Chipperfield for over 40 years. It has built up an impressive collection  including many reports transcribed from originals in HALS (Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies). Our considerable and growing list of publications includes leaflets, booklets and books.

The Society  owns a vast collection of photographs and has access to many more. Our collection is housed in the Library where it is accessible to the public by arrangement.

A further collection of artefacts is stored at the Dacorum Heritage Trust (DHT) Store at Berkhamsted. The Society is a founder member of DHT, which is the Museum Authority for the Dacorum area.

Kings Langley Local History and Museum Society is committed to establishing a museum in the district. This is to display its collection of artefacts and also the significant Ovaltine archive, in an attractive manner accessible to the public. The Society is in the process of raising funds to achieve this. The Society would be pleased to hear of any local premises which may be available and suitable for a museum.

A group of archivists meet in the village library on Wednesday mornings between 10.00 and 12.30 to research and index local heritage documents
as well as receive enquiries on family and local history from individuals and from this Website from around the world.

Kings Langley's recent history is being recorded with audio and video recordings. There are showings of local history films from time to time along with the Autumn to Spring monthly Wednesday evening talks.

The emblem of this Society (right and left of top banner) shows a representation of the royal castle with a falcon. The falcon derives from a graffiti carving salvaged from the royal palace wine cellar.



If you would like to help with the work of this Society on an occasional or regular basis we would be very pleased to hear from you. We would be most grateful for any photos, postcards or other local memorabilia that you would like to donate, or allow us to copy. Personal recollections and memoirs (as informal conversations, recorded interviews or written accounts) of Kings Langley village life from residents are also especially welcome.