Rutland County Museum is the perfect introduction to England’s smallest County.
The Museum is housed within a Grade II listed building, built between 1794 and 1795 as a riding school for the Rutland Fencible Cavalry. Our many displays and exhibitions from the collections include:
- Rural trades and rural life including: Brewery, Wheelwrighting, Blacksmithing and an impressive range of agricultural exhibits.
- Crime and punishment, including the only surviving New Drop Gallows in England
- The 13thCentury Brooke Reliquary
- The Anglo-Saxon Gold Burley Buckle & Pendant
- And so much More!
The Museum has a very popular children’s holiday craft and Education programme along with cinema screenings, special events and Temporary Exhibitions.
The Museum service also manages its sister site, Oakham Castle.