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We're very pleased to welcome you to The Higgins Bedford


Measures are in place for the safety of staff, volunteers and visitors, and to help ensure an enjoyable experience for all.


To help manage the number of people in the museum, capacity has been reduced and visitors will need to pre-book a FREE timed entry ticket online here. If you are unable to book online, please telephone the Box Office on 01234 718044 - available Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm. 

You can download a copy of our What's On Guide here. 


Exhibitions and Displays


Family Activities




Reminiscence Sessions


The Higgins Knitting and Crochet Group


Portable Antiquities Scheme


LGBTQ+ History Month


Friends Lectures








High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) Cultural Projects


Creative Bedfordshire


Christmas and New Year Opening Hours


DateOpening Hours

Friday 24 December - Christmas Eve


Saturday 25 December - Christmas Day


Sunday 26 December Boxing Day


Monday 27 December - Bank Holiday

Open 2pm – 5pm

Tuesday 28 December - Bank Holiday

Open 2pm – 5pm

Wednesday 29 December

Open 11am – 5pm

Thursday 30 December

Open 11am – 5pm

Friday 31 December - New Year's Eve

Open 11am – 3pm

Saturday 1 January - New Year's Day


Sunday 2 January 

Open 2pm – 5pm

Monday 3 January - Bank Holiday

Open 2pm – 5pm






















Normal opening hours from Tuesday 4 January