Rutland County Museum
Rutland County Museum
The motto of the Rutland County Museum is 'Discover Something Big in England's Smallest County'. The museum is housed in an attractive 18th century building begun as a riding school in 1794 for the Rutland Fencible Cavalry. The collection includes local archaeology artefacts, agricultural history of Rutland, a Victorian kitchen, and a changing programme of temporary displays.
One of the most unusual exhibits is the Oakham New Drop Gallows, the last known example of this form of execution. A more pleasant highlight is the Brooke Reliquary, a medieval reliquary box found during renovations at the parish church at Brooke, a few miles south of Oakham. Behind the museum is an award-winning garden area.

The museum houses a large colection of local history material, including photographs, maps, books, and other reference material. There are a variety of family activities and regular events including museum trails, old fashioned games, dressing up games, and family workshops.

The museum is well signposted and is within an easy stroll of the High Street.