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.
The Museum sells publications.