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
The Flintham Museum Celebrates The English Garden
- 26 June 2016 12-5pm *on now
The Flintham Museum looks at rural life through the eyes of a village shopkeeper and tells different stories through unsold shop stock and advertising material. This year the theme is the English garden and the four seasons are displayed in a recreated shop window. Expect a riot of colour and keep your eyes open for flashes of humour and quirky features. To continue the theme, 12 village gardens are open to the public one weekend in June so visitors will be able to enjoy a bit of history, lots of wonderful gardens and home made cakes at the village hall.
- Any age
£5 for entry to the gardens. Entry to the museum is free. Free car parking. Refreshments available.
The Reading Room