The Brampton Museum

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Hidden in Brampton Park less than half a mile from the town centre lies Newcastle-Under-Lyme’s local history museum featuring over 800 years of Borough history.

Set in beautiful parkland the Museum and Art Gallery has something for everyone. Alongside our temporary exhibitions programme we have galleries depicting the rich and diverse history of the area using our amazing collections.

Highlights include our Victorian Street scene, which allows you to take a step back in time as you discover the wares of Mellard’s the ironmongers, the treasures of the pawnbroker’s shop, the fascinating cures of the chemist’s and the gruesome collection of doctor’s surgical instruments.

The toys gallery is a firm favourite with young and old alike with teddies, dolls and games up to 150 years old. Whilst our 1930s/40s house allows a glimpse into what life was like during the wartime years.

Our Art Gallery has a changing programme of exibitions which cover a wide variety of interests, from work by local or nationally well known artists to collection displays, craft fairs and our popular family friendly interactive show over the school summer holidays.

We are a family friendly museum and there is always something interesting for visitors of all ages to see and do.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Winter Opening Hours (25 October 2015 - 26 March 2016)
Monday to Saturday - 10.00am to 4.30pm
Sunday - 1.00pm to 4.30pm

Summer Opening Times (27 March 2016 - 29 October 2016)
Monday to Saturday - 10.00am to 5.30pm
Sunday - 2.00pm to 5.30pm

Admission charges

Free

Getting there

From the M6 take Junction 15 to Stoke-on-Trent and follow directions to Newcastle-under-Lyme along the A34. As you reach Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre, next to Holy Trinity Catholic Church at the roundabout take the 3rd exit to drive past the bus station on Barracks Road. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit and drive past St Georges Church up Queen Street and along the side of the Brampton Park along Brampton Road. You will see an entrance road at the end of the park on your right and the museum is the large Victorian house at the far corner of the park. We have a small car park at the front of the museum, or you can use the car park at the front of the nursery and Cheeky Monkey's cafe next to the playground in Brampton Park.

The nearest railway station is Stoke-on-Trent. The following buses leave the station for Newcastle-under-Lyme bus station - nos 25, 24/24A, 25.

The Museum and Art Gallery is a short (uphill) walk from the bus station. The following buses leave newcastle bus station and pass the museum - nos 98, 99, 99A and 99B

Additional info

Family facilities - refreshments, toilets with baby change, shop

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
The Brampton Museum at Night - The Templar Knights at Keele

The Templar Knights of Keele

  • 13 May 2016 6-9pm

Friday the 13th has always been seen as an unlucky day. It was particularly unlucky for the Knights Templar when on Friday 13th October 1307 their order was rounded up in England and France, with many knights tortured or executed. Experience first hand life in medieval England. See knights in armour and medieval weaponry with fighting displays. Discover medieval crafts and try our family activities. Learn more about the history of the Knights Templar at Keele with a lecture by Dr Robin Studd. With activities for the whole family and refreshments available, join us from 6.00-9.00pm on Friday 13th May 2016.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Adults £1.00, Children 50p
Templar Knights at Keele lecture with Dr Robin Studd £3 (includes museum entry, book tickets in advance)

Website

https://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/all-services/sport-and-culture/brampton-museum/whats

Getting there

From the M6 take Junction 15 to Stoke-on-Trent and follow directions to Newcastle-under-Lyme along the A34. As you reach Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre, next to Holy Trinity Catholic Church at the roundabout take the 3rd exit to drive past the bus station on Barracks Road. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit and drive past St Georges Church up Queen Street and along the side of the Brampton Park along Brampton Road. You will see an entrance road at the end of the park on your right and the museum is the large Victorian house at the far corner of the park. We have a small car park at the front of the museum, or you can use the car park at the front of the nursery and Cheeky Monkey's cafe next to the playground in Brampton Park.

The nearest railway station is Stoke-on-Trent. The following buses leave the station for Newcastle-under-Lyme bus station - nos 25, 24/24A, 25.

The Museum and Art Gallery is a short (uphill) walk from the bus station. The following buses leave newcastle bus station and pass the museum - nos 98, 99, 99A and 99B

The Brampton Museum
Brampton Park
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5 0QP
England

Website

www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/museum

E-mail

nulmuseum@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

Telephone

01782 619705

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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