Maxwell Graham Hebditch CBE FSA (born 22 August 1937) was Director of the Museum of London in London, England.[1]

He was born on 22 August 1937[2] 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.[3] In 1970 he moved to London to become 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; and from 1977 to 1979 president of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society.

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


  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. ^ "Birthdays today: Honor Blackman, 90". The Times. 22 August 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  3. ^ "New Director at Guildhall Museum" (PDF). Retrieved 18 May 2012.
Cultural offices Preceded byTom Hume Director of the Museum of London 1977–1997 Succeeded bySimon Thurley