Sleaford Museum Trust

Sleaford is a small, rural market town in the southern half of Lincolnshire, England, with a population of around 13,000. Its first local history museum was opened in 1972 by Sleaford & District Civic Trust in premises in the Market Place. When the building was sold in 1982 the museum had to close, and the collection has since been kept in storage until a home can be found for its permanent display. To this end, the Sleaford Museum Trust was formed in 1994. In the short term, until display premises and suitable long-term funding can be found, the Trust has embarked upon what it considers to be the next best thing - a website with a virtual museum. This was achieved with a grant of just under £10,000 from the Lottery Fund's Local Heritage Initiative. The Virtual Museum Project has involved producing a computerised catalogue with digitised images of all the artefacts in the collection, which can be browsed by period and category, as well as searched by keyword in the 'Virtual Museum' section of the website.

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Our virtual on-line museum is always available at

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Additional info

We hold regular events, including bi-annual coffee morning with temporary exhibition, bi-monthly meetings with speakers, annual day-long outing, annual evening outing. We publish a bi-monthly newsletter for members. Please ring or email Sue Titmuss, Secretary for details. Our long-term goal is for a walk-in museum for Sleaford and district.

This is a 'local history' collection covering all aspects of the history and heritage of the rural market town of Sleaford in Lincolnshire. Items range from ceramics, household goods, clothing, medical equipment, military items and archaeological finds to manuscripts, local almanacks, printed documents, maps and photographs.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Industry, Land Transport, Law and Order

Sleaford Museum Trust
c/o 15 Castle Street
NG34 7QE



Sue Titmuss, Secretary

Wendy Atkin, Chariman


Sue Titmuss, Secretary

01526 833964

Wendy Atkin, Chairman

01529 415964

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