Rutland County Museum
Rutland County Museum is the perfect introduction to England's smallest county. The Museum is a guide to the history of Rutland and includes displays of local archaeology, history and an extensive rural life collection. The site itself is also remarkable as the Museum is set in the old riding school of the Rutland Fencible Cavalry.
Mon, Wed, Fri 10.00 - 16.00
Sat 10.00 - 16.00
Sun, Tues, Thurs - Closed
Bank Holidays - Closed
Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and Good Friday
Public pay-and-display car parks within easy walking distance.
The Museum has an extensive rural life collection, including tractors, farm equipment and waggons on display in the Riding School and in the adjoining Courtyard, where can be found the game larder of Lord Lonsdale, one of the famous Rutland characters whose stories can be found here.
The collections include a wide range of rural tradesmen's tools, domestic and social history material, Rutland's standard weights and measures, and local archaeology.
Agriculture, Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Law and Order, Personalities, Social History, Toys and Hobbies
Key artists and exhibits
- One special exhibit is the early 13th century Limoges enamel reliquary from Rutland's only priory at Brooke, found in 1805 and acquired for the museum in 1997 with grant aid from the National Art Collections Fund, the V&A/MGC Purchase Grant Fund, and the museum's Friends.
- The jewel of our tractor collection is a 1916 Saunderson Model G, purchased with the assistance of the Friends and the Science Museum.
Weaving wonders at Rutland County Museum
- 22 July 2015 10am-3:30pm
Have a go at learning to weave! With the help from two local weavers, children will have a go at different weaving skills and creating something to take away with them.
Lots of fun while learning about the history of weaving and how this traditional craft has been used throughout history.
Small charge for craft activities for children. Price to be confirmed. Please contact Rutland County Museum or check out the website for further details.
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