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Sat, 18 Jun



Dead Street School Ghost Hunt - Hitchin

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Dead Street School Ghost Hunt - Hitchin
Dead Street School Ghost Hunt - Hitchin

Time & Location

18 Jun 2022, 20:00 BST – 19 Jun 2022, 02:00 BST

Hitchin, 41-42 Queen St, Hitchin SG4 9TS, UK

About the event

HISTORY OF BRITISH SCHOOLS MUSEUM The  first school on the site was founded in 1810 in an old malt house onthe  street, which burnt down. The Victorian Monitorial schoolroom (built  1837) could hold 300 boys, taught by monitors and just one teacher.  Joseph Lancaster built schools like this up and down the country, and  from the USA to India. The Monitorial schoolroom at the museum is now  the only one left in the world. William Fitch was the first and only  Headmaster to live in the Headmaster’s Housefrom when he built itin 1857  to his death in 1902. The Victorian Gallery classroom was built to  cater for a class of 110 boys, all sat on the floors: Desks would not  have been used –they probably only needed slates to write on.

ACCESS TO THESE AREAS •Boys’  Monitorial Schoolroom - Built in 1837,this large space is perfect for a  base from which your investigations occur. Previously used to house a  whole boys’ school. •Boys’ Gallery Classroom - Built in 1854, this  rare example of a galleried classroom has witnessed thousands of boys  being taught over the years. •Infants’ Classroom - From 1857, infants were taught on the ground floor of this building. •Girls’ School Corridor - Pupils would have heard the teachers’ footsteps echo as they approach the classrooms. •Headmaster’s House - This two-storey home for Mr Fitch and his family was built in 1857. •Air Raid Shelter - Originally the boiler room, this underground space served as an air raid shelter during WWII.

EVENT INCLUDES • Complimentary tea and coffee • Complimentary light snacks • Access to areas as mentioned above • Conduct investigations your way within your team.

PLEASE NOTE Tickets are non refunable or transferable.


No alcohol or drugs permitted and strictly no under 18's

PARKING The  two closest options are: St Mary’s Square car park (SG4 9TN, short  stay, 300m walk) and Woodside car park (SG4 9SG, long stay, 650m walk).


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