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Rutland County Museum

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Excellent museum

Went here with my grandchildren. We found it very interesting and well stocked. A good little shop... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Leicester, United Kingdom
Small but interesting

Free museum telling the history of Rutland and its people. All sorts of agricultural machinery... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
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“rural life”(5 reviews)
“riding school”(3 reviews)
Rutland County Museum & Visitor Centre is the perfect introduction to England’s smallest county. ADMISSION IS FREE! Our many displays & exhibits from our Collections include: Archaeology Rural trades and rural life including: Brewery...more
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Catmos Street, Oakham LE15 6HW, England
+44 1572 758440
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with my grandchildren. We found it very interesting and well stocked. A good little shop with a variety of souvenirs too. Well worth the visit.

Thank suemarb
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Free museum telling the history of Rutland and its people. All sorts of agricultural machinery as well as things used in everyday life. Quilt exhibition very good. Staff very nice, lots to interest children

Thank Chrisgale
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Very interesting exhibits and history of Oakham, mostly of rural interest, which you would expect, being in Rutland. Very good display of quilts when we were there. And there is no entrance fee.

Thank Barry C
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We visited the Rutland Country Museum during our stay and enjoyed around an hour wandering around the exhibits and looking at all the old farm machinery, and items from times long since past. Highly recommended.

Thank davidm3215
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Great collection from the area worth the visit and very kind staff. It is a free museum. There were some little games for kids as well.

Thank Szabina T
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

We visited hear after looking for something to do locally that all of the family would enjoy the youngest being 3 and eldest 72 ! The museum is spotless and clean with really good exhibitions. The staff are welcoming and friendly! Definitely recommend a visit.

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Excellent exhibits alongside concise and interesting information make this one of the best museums of its type that I have visited. The emphasis is on the history of rural life in Rutland, but there are fascinating side-issues such as the world champion pugilist fight in...More

Thank mikebutler46
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

A very interesting display of Rutland Rural Life. We were impressed by the historic artefacts and displays

Thank 380keith
Reviewed August 18, 2017

We called in here on a wet afternoon and were really pleasantly surprised at this gem of a museum. It isn't rows upon rows of slightly boring exhibits but bite sized pieces of really interesting information, which is easily digestible and thoughtfully put together. Whoever...More

Thank JH41
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Housed in what was a military riding school,this museum shows Rutland's history from prehistoric times.There are many rural and agricultural exhibits and interactive activities for youngsters. It is also the local Tourist Information Centre.A bonus is that entry is free!

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Gary H
July 5, 2018|
Response from Robert C | Property representative |
Hello Gary, many thanks for your question. Admission to the museum is free! Best wishes