Max Hebditch

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Maxwell Graham Hebditch known as Max Hebditch, CBE, MA, FSA, FMA, DLitt, (born 1937) was Director of the Museum of London in London, England.[1]

He was born in the Yeovil area, the son of Harold and Lily (née Bartle) Hebditch.

He was appointed the first Field Archaeologist of Leicester Museum service from 1961 to 1965, when he was made Assistant Curator of Archaeology at Bristol Museum, becoming their Curator of Agriculture and Social History in 1969.[2] In 1970 he moved to London to became Director of the Guildhall Museum and from 1977 to 1997 was director of the new Museum of London. He was also president of the UK Museums Association.

In 2000, after retiring from the Museum of London, he became honorary curator at the Philpot Museum in Lyme Regis, Dorset and was Chair of the Taunton Cultural Consortium. He now lives in Dorchester.

Selected works[edit]

  • 1958 Towards the future of London's past.
  • 1968 Excavations on the medieval defences, Portwall Lane, Bristol, 1965
  • 1973 The Forum and Basilica of Roman Leicester


  1. ^ Max Hebditch, Museums about cities. Museum International, Volume 47, Issue 3, pages 7–11, April 2009. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0033.1995.tb01248.x
  2. ^ "New Director at Guildhall Museum". Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Tom Hume
Director of the Museum of London
Succeeded by
Simon Thurley