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Gift Shop

Our gift shop stocks a range of quality educational toys unique to Oakham, beautiful artisan gifts, and pocket money souvenirs.

Are you looking for a child’s gift but tired of seeing the same old things everywhere you go?

How about paying a visit to our shop at Rutland County Museum, we now stock Djeco toys and are the only stockist of the brand in the whole of Oakham.

Rutland County Museum Shop

A selection of some of the Rutland and Oakham gifts available at the Museum shop. The shop also sells a great selection of children’s toys, small gifts, locally made craft and jewellery items and reproduction Victorian toys.

As always the Museum has cherry picked an assortment of stock including knights, dragons, horses, fairies, stencils, stamp kits, stickers, rockets, robots, pirates, puzzles and princesses… We are able to offer something to suit all tastes and ages at very reasonable prices.

Developed and made in France, Djeco toys are a mixture of fun, originality and beautiful design. Their range is designed to be practical yet imaginative, entertaining and creative. – Perfect as a present – lovely as a treat.

House of Fun!
The Museum shop is well stocked with wooden spinning tops, football rattles, castanets and traditional toys, that never fail to interest little hands.

For adults we have a selection of humorous retro coasters, postcards and magnets. Pop along to see our selection and you will find something to make you smile.

Rutland Artisans
We are now stocking beautiful and unique items from the ‘Made in Rutland’ group of artisans. These include jewellery by Celia Allen.

Rutland and the Great War
“a lasting tribute to a great and noble part”

Rutland and the Great War - Reprinted

Rutland and the Great War – Reprinted

A high quality new edition of George Phillips’ major work ‘Rutland and the Great War’ has been produced to commemorate the centenary of the Great War. This handsome book is available direct from Rutland County Museum. Tel: 01572 758440 or Email: museum@rutland.gov.uk
The Standard Copy is priced at £15 and a Deluxe Limited Edition Signed Copy is available priced at £20. Alternatively copies may also be purchased online.

Much About Little Rutland
We stock a range of Rutland related publications and an extensive selection of Rutland Local History & Record Society journals.

Other recent publications which you may find interesting –
‘Rutland Voices’ “An evocative and often humorous compilation of reminiscences which records life as it used to be in Rutland. A comprehensive and fascinating way of life depicted including experiences of childhood, work, the village communities and noted personalities.”
‘The Royal Leicestershire Regiment. An Illustrated history’ The story of ‘The Tigers’, told through artwork and historic photographs in the care Record Office of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.
‘The History of Uppingham’ “Illustrated story of how a small settlement underwent a transformation into one of the principal towns in the county of Rutland.”
‘Barrowden Past and Present’ – the newest addition to our selection, portraying village life in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth II.