Rutland County Museum
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
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 collection 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.
About Rutland County Museum
Address: Catmose Street, Oakham, Rutland, England, LE15 6HW
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: On the A6003 in Oakham centre. Paid parking immediately behind the museum off South Street
Website: Rutland County Museum
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Oakham, All Saints Church - 0.2 miles (Historic Church)
Egleton, St Edmund's Church - 1.1 miles (Historic Church)
Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre - 1.3 miles (Countryside)
Burley, Holy Cross Church - 1.7 miles (Historic Church)
Langham, St Peter & St Paul Church - 1.9 miles (Historic Church)
Brooke, St Peter's Church - 2 miles (Historic Church)
Braunston-in-Rutland All Saints Church - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
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