Adventures around Stevenagewith PlusBus

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Just twenty minutes from London on the train, Stevenage is easy to reach and packed with surprises. There are acres of ancient woodland, miles of waterside walks, a rich and varied history. Add PlusBus when you buy a train ticket and you can access the parks, villages and countryside around Stevenage too. Here are just three of the adventures you could have.

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  • Great for: churches | historic house | museums | old town | parks and gardens |
  • Refreshments: lots of great cafes, restaurants and pubs.
  • Please note: researched/updated in November 2023. If anything’s changed or you have more tips to share, do get in touch: features@goodjourney.org.uk
  1. 3. Stevenage Museum

    Stevenage Museum is well worth a visit with films, photos, exhibitions and a reconstructed vintage kitchen. This maze of displays about the history of Stevenage stretches all the way from the first Stone Age settlers to the founding of modern Stevenage as a post-war new town in the 1940s and 1950s.

    • The museum is free to visit and has a coffee shop. It’s in the basement of St. Andrew & St. George Church. This dramatic church is also an interesting place to visit; it’s open when the Porch Pantry is running. Built in the 1950s by John Seely and Paul Paget, an important architectural partnership, it’s now a listed building. Classic features like arches, flying buttresses and stained glass are reinterpreted in a striking modern setting.
    • How do I get to Stevenage Museum by bus? Catching bus SB7 from Colestrete near Fairlands valley park (see 2 above), get off after three stops at Friends Meeting House. You will see the spire of St Andrew and St George church at the end of the road. Head towards this and walk round the far end of the church, nearest the spire, to find the museum entrance.
    • The church is next to the Town Centre Gardens and across the road from the Town Square with its 1950s clocktower. It’s a short walk from here to Stevenage railway station for trains to London Kings Cross, Cambridge and beyond.
    • Or you might like to explore Stevenage old town first. It’s just five minutes away from the railway station on bus 55, bus SB8 and other frequent buses.
    • For more adventures in the area, check out our guides to Luton, St Albans, Hatfield and Hertford.