Market Hall Museum

Market Hall Museum
Market Hall
Market Place
Warwick
Warwickshire
CV34 4SA
England

Website

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/museum

E-mail

museum@warwickshire.gov.uk

Telephone

01926 412 500

Fax

01926 419 840

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Market Hall Museum
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Built in 1670 as a market place, it originally contained arches on all four walls (later converted to windows), to provide under-cover space for stalls.

In the 19th century, the archways were railed off, and the space was used for stocks. These were on wheels, and the offender had to pull them into the railed area before being locked into them.

The stocks were used as punishment for drunkenness as late as 1872.

The building is now a branch of Warwick County Museum, concentrating upon the history, natural history, archaeology and social history of Warwickshire.

It also houses the World famous Sheldon Tapestry Map of Warwickshire, produced in tiny rural Barcheston.

Market Hall has a small shop which offers a range of gifts to suit all ages. The nearest public toilets are located in the Market Square and there are many nice cafes and tea rooms within a very close distance of the museum.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

10.00am - 5.00pm Tuesdays - Saturdays and
Bank Holiday Mondays (all year round)

11.30am - 5.00pm Sundays (April - September only)

Admission charges

Free

Collection details

Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Natural Sciences

Key artists and exhibits

  • Sheldon Tapestry
  • Brodie
  • Spicer
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Heritage Open Days 2014: Warwick Walk

  • 12 — 13 September 2014

Medieval Warwick was damaged by fire in 1694. The subsequent rebuilding in early Georgian style, alongside the remaining timber frame buildings gives it distinction and charm today. Warwick Society will lead brief walks around the town centre, describing historic buildings and some of the issues the town faces today. Meet at the Market Hall Museum in the Market Square.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/warwick-walk

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