Serving as headquarters for the Hingham Historical Society, the Museum features the Visitors Center and Museum Shop on the first floor, exhibit space including the Kelly Gallery on the second floor and Society Archives and the Gillis Reading Room on the third floor. Whether you are interested in genealogical research on Hingham families, information on historic homes and buildings or up-to-date information on all that Hingham has to offer- both old and new – the Heritage Museum and Visitors Center is staffed by knowledgeable Historical Society staff and volunteers and is open to serve you year-round.
Visitors to this enchanting antique step back into the past and experience Hingham’s past through artifact-filled rooms that recall Hingham’s past and the people that worked, lived, played and prospered in this 375-year-old working town.
The Visitor Center and Gift Shop at Old Derby Academy helps locals and tourists alike to discover all the historic treasures Hingham harbors. Genealogical resources, maps, reference books, and of course, gifts are available for every level of interest.
2023 Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11am-3pm. Third Thursday of each month 4-7pm and by appointment.
Event Rental – Old Derby is available for rent to celebrate weddings, business meetings, and other special occasions. Click Here for Function information.