Market Hall Museum
Market Hall Museum
01926 412 500
01926 419 840
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.
10.00am - 5.00pm Tuesdays - Saturdays and
Bank Holiday Mondays (all year round)
11.30am - 5.00pm Sundays (April - September only)
Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Natural Sciences
Key artists and exhibits
- Sheldon Tapestry
Arty Tots get messy with their Grandparents
- 6 October 2014 — 9 May 2016 *on now
10.00 am - 12.00 noon
Bring along your grandchildren and watch them get creative with inspired messy art and story telling. Grandparents can get involved or just sit back and relax.
Cost: £3.00 per child, £5.00 for two children.
Suitable for ages 5 and under. Places must be booked in advance at Market Hall Museum on 01926 412501. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
£3.00, £5 for two children
- 31 October 2014 7-10pm
7.00 pm: Could you eat an insect burger? At the rate of population expansion we need to start looking at sustainable food production and insects might be it! An informal talk on our perceptions of insects and some of the issues involved with how an overcrowded planet deals with feeding itself in the future, with Collections Assistant Laura McCoy.
7.30 pm Refreshments. Do you dare to try an edible insect? Stay and handle live insects or just explore the museum.
8.15 pm: Join us for a complimentary screening of Beetlejuice in our Natural History Gallery (not accessible to wheelchair users).
Cost: £10.00 includes glass of wine or soft drink and nibbles, including edible insects.
Event for adults and young adults