The Flintham Museum looks at rural life through the eyes of a twentieth-century village shopkeeper.
Fred White, Flintham's shop keeper from 1911-1949, was a keen amateur photographer. He bought a camera in 1896 and from then until 1915 when his camera blew over and broke, he photographed people, local events and scenes. In 1990 Fred's glass plate negatives were discovered, buried beneath decades of dust.
To mark the museum's 10th anniversary, we have recently created a weather garden complete with a weather station.
Bank Holiday Mondays, Easter to August 2.00-5.00pm
Sundays after Easter to end of October 2.00-5.00pm
Other times by appointment
Closed: 1 November to Easter Sunday
Free but donations welcome
Heritage Open Days: The Flintham Museum
- 12 September 2015
The museum looks at rural life through the eyes of a village shopkeeper. Shop window displays use old shop stock and advertising material to convey different themes each year. The theme for 2015 is the Women's Institute and the role of rural women, plus displays about World War One.
Teas, home made cakes and extra material about the Flintham Women's Institute and the impact of WWI on Flintham are at the village hall.
There will be quizzes for children.
- Family friendly
The Reading Room