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Rutland and the Great War

First World War Centenary Commemoration Project

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 332 page hardback publication uses the original text of the 1920 edition, with enhanced pictures and illustrations.

This handsome book is available direct from Rutland County Museum. Tel: 01572 758440 or Email: museum@rutland.gov.uk
Alternatively copies may also be purchased online.

The Standard Copy is priced at £15 and a Deluxe Limited Edition Signed Copy is available priced at £20.


A Call to Arms – Again

One of our visitors poses alongside the exhibition.

One of our visitors poses alongside the exhibition.

Our current exhibition ‘A Call to Arms’, marking the commencement of the Great War, has just reached its half way point and has been very well recieved so far.

Comments from visitors include, “A fine blend of local and national coverage of the war – full of fascinating artefacts and information”, “Interesting exhibits, well put together & food for thought” and from one of our young visitors “Very informating”. That last one perhaps not in  the Oxford English Dictionary, but very descriptive all the same.

Why not come along and see for yourself? – We can definitely promise that it won’t be all over by Christmas.

 


Creative with Nature!

Join us for our series of crafty workshops inspired by the natural world and run in partnership with the RSPB.

Give a Hoot! Come and join us.

Give a Hoot!
Come and join us.

Feathered Friends – Wednesday 6th August

Arts and crafts inspired by our feathered friends. Make flying birds, feathery bird and Mardi Gras style masks, a decorative birdhouse and have a go at our quiz.

Blooms, Butterflies and Bugs – Wednesday 13th August

Make bug masks and some unique and colourful flowers and butterflies. Design your own flower pots complete with wooden bug sticks. Also make seed packets to collect your own seeds for planting!

Wild Woodlands – Wednesday 20th August

Explore woodland animals and create woodland animal mobiles, masks, badges and a lovely felt owl bean bag.

Sessions at 10am-12noon & 1.30pm-3.30pm

Suitable for children 4-11 years

£1.50 per child

No need to book, just drop in


Your Museum Needs You!

First World War Family Event

Wednesday 23rd July

10am – 3.30pm

Come and meet our recruitment sergeant as he tries to recruit you for the war effort. Handle and examine First

Join me Son & Fight the Hun.

Join me Son & Fight the Hun.

World War objects and find out what it was like to be a soldier. Have a go at our First World War inspired crafts – make a sweetheart pin cushion, embroidered postcards, medals and an identity card. Also don’t forget to visit our new exhibition ‘A Call to Arms: Rutland in the First World War’.

Crafts suitable for children 4-11 years

£1.50 per child

No need to book, just drop in