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, an impressive range of agricultural exhibits
  • Crime and punishment, including the only surviving New Drop Gallows in England
  • Anglo-Saxon gold buckle and pendant from Burley-on-the-Hill
  • The Brooke Reliquary
  • and more!

The museum hosts an exciting programme of events including children’s workshops during half term and holidays. There is a small Visitor Information area, a Gift Shop, Study Area, Local Studies Library and a Garden.

Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

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We are a VAQAS quality attraction. Why not come along and meet our friendly staff and see for yourself? The museum has gained an amazing 83% after the 2024 assessment!

Visitor Information
The Visitor Information area at Rutland County Museum provides information about local events and attractions, historic sites, children’s activities, cycle hire, nature reserves and wildlife, places of interest, theatres, transport timetables, cinemas and the arts in Rutland and surrounding districts.


While you’re in Oakham don’t forget to visit our sister site at Oakham Castle, where you’re guaranteed an equally warm welcome.


To find out more of what Rutland has to offer see the Discover Rutland website.

We are happy to provide information on local hotels, guest houses, B&Bs, caravan and camping sites. We do not book accommodation for visitors, however you can book accommodation online via the Discover Rutland website.

Our Friends
The Museum is supported in its work by The Friends of Rutland County Museum and Oakham Castle. The Friends have assisted in the purchase of items for the Museum and offer a regular programme of lectures and social events.