Letters from the Front:
Frezenberg & The Leicestershire Yeomanry
Our new exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Frezenberg Ridge, which took place between the 8th to 13th May 1915, and those that fought and died there.
Find out what life was like for the Leicestershire Yeomanry as they prepared for life on the front line, as told through some of the letters sent by Lt Colonel P.C. Evans-Freke to his family.
The exhibition runs until Sat 13th June. Admission is Free.
Rutland County Museum will be hosting a series of 6 lectures on local archaeology with an emphasis on Rutland, presented by Peter Liddle MBE.
All lectures are on Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm, prior booking is preferred but not essential.
You can attend the whole course or just come to individual lectures.
April 16th: Early Prehistoric Leicestershire and Rutland
April 23rd: Late Bronze Age and Iron Age Leicestershire and Rutland
April 30th: Roman Leicestershire and Rutland
May 7th: Early Anglo-Saxon Leicestershire and Rutland
May 14th: Mercian, Viking and Norman Leicestershire and Rutland
May 21st: Medieval Leicestershire and Rutland
Price: £30 for the series or £6 per lecture.
Tea / Coffee and Biscuits included.
Bookings: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (0116) 2214508 or 07842 120817.
Aimed at young artists aged 11-18 who live or are at school in Rutland, works inspired by the theme ‘Through the window, I saw…’ are represented in the categories of painting, drawing, ceramics and sculpture.
The museum would like to thank everyone that attended the half term craft activities and helped us to achieve record numbers! Over 120 attended our ‘Mad Hatters’ themed sessions during the first week of the holidays and over 250 took part in our various Halloween activites in the second week.
We are delighted to say that the 1899 Decauville, originally owned by George Phillips and recently seen on BBC1′s ‘Inside Out’, is now on loan to Rutland County Museum over the winter.
The veteran Decauville sports Rutland’s oldest surviving registration number, FP4, and has regularly taken part in the London to Brighton Run.
This is a rare opportunity to see a vehicle of this period and we are grateful to its owner for lending it to the Museum.
First World War Centenary Commemoration Project
Rutland and the Great War
“a lasting tribute to a great and noble part”
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
Join us for our series of crafty workshops inspired by the natural world and run in partnership with the RSPB.
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
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
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