Market Hall Museum
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
‘Our Warwickshire’ - Open Mic storytelling event
- 25 February 2017 5-7pm *on now
Do you have a story you would like to tell? As part of our very first storytelling event, we are are inviting storytellers to share their tales of Warwickshire. Whether funny, sad, big, small, weird wonderful, heartwarming or malevolent, we want to hear from you. The event will be hosted by renowned podcast producer and storytelling champion Dave Pickering.
You don't have to be a professional performer to take part. We are looking for people from all walks of life, and you don't need any experience.
Stories should be up to 7 minutes in length. Book a performance slot in advance by contacting email@example.com or sign up on the night. Suitable for 14yrs . FREE, just drop in.
Storytelling workshop with Dave Pickering
- 25 February 2017 2-4pm *on now
Do you have a story you would like to tell? Led by renowned storyteller Dave Pickering, this workshop will show you how to find and shape a story. Through practical exercises you will explore ways in which stories can be told and develop confidence to then share your story with a live audience. Following the workshop, stay and share your story as part of our open mic storytelling event. Suitable for 14yrs +. FREE, book tickets at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice
Market Hall Museum
01926 412 500
01926 419 840