The Museum has over 13,000 objects which have been collected from around Rutland. The Museum’s original collections were those transferred to it when it was set up in 1967. These were the rural life collection of Mr E G Bolton from Casterton School and the mainly archaeological collection from Oakham School.
The museum now has an extensive rural life collection, domestic and social history objects and large collection of local archaeology.

Donations. Due to the ongoing review of our collections, we are currently not able to accept any new object donations.
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Please consult our Offering Objects leaflet for future reference.

Please do not bring any objects to the Museum for deposit without contacting us first.

Our large objects and agricultural collections have been assessed and a comprehensive report produced specifically looking at the significance of the items and their condition.
This is now available to read. – Rutland County Museum – Collections Review

Archaeological Units & Community archaeological groups – Please note that deposition of archaeological archives is taken on a case by case basis due to increasing pressure on storage space. Please see our Rutland Archaeological Archives Standard for further information about depositing archives with us.

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