CAMRA Rutland Beer Festival

Friday 21st June 2024 – Sunday 23rd June

Join us for the 11th Rutland Beer Festival.

£2.00 entry to beer festival for non CAMRA members – Free Museum entry as usual.

Please Note : Owing to the beer festival there will be no access to The Poultry Hall from Monday 17 June to Monday 24 June inclusive.

The Counties Heritage Foundation –

Vikings Special Event

Friday 28th June 2024 6pm – 8pm

“From the Fury of the Northmen, O Lord Deliver Use”

Picture of medieval wall painting of St Edmund at St Andrews church, Stoke Dry, Rutland. Conserved with funding from The Counties Heritage Foundation 2024

Picture of medieval wall painting of St Edmund at St Andrews church, Stoke Dry, Rutland. Conserved with funding from The Counties Heritage Foundation 2024

The Vikings, renowned as fierce sea warriors and traders, are somewhat misunderstood by our modern world. The 200 years of The Danelaw still remain, 1,500 years later, in place names in our East Midland towns and Villages. Viking settlements, like Jorvik, tell of their art, architecture and government.

Edmund, King of East Anglia, aged just 28, met a cruel death by the Vikings in 869 AD and was instantly made a saint. The truly wonderful medieval wall painting of St Edmund’s martyrdom in Stoke Dry Church, Rutland, is unique and is of national importance. It is the focus of the CHF conservation grant in 2024.

The delightful Dr Katherine Cross, St John University of York, will give an enthralling illustrated talk, bringing alive the Vikings who dominated this part of England from 869 to 1100 and highlighting St Edmund, our patron saint before St George.

This is such a fascinating and enlightening event about our area – not to be missed!
Friday 28th June – Rutland County Museum
6pm – Drinks Reception (Exhibition of Viking food, textiles and weapons) 6.45 – 7.45 pm – Illustrated Talk 8pm – Event ends
Tickets £25pp  


Please email Joanna Sawyer at
BACS: – HSBC The Counties Heritage Foundation sort code: 40/03/33 Acc: 72336308
Cheques payable to: The Counties Heritage Foundation
Please send to: Mrs Joanna Sawyer, 27 Melton Road, Langham, Rutland   LE15 7JN

Romans in Rutland – Lecture by Peter Liddle

Wednesday 17th July 2024 – 2pm

As part of the Festival of Archaeology, Peter Liddle MBE, will be visiting the museum to give a fascinating lecture of Romans in Rutland.

The lecture will start at 2pm and is FREE

To reserve your space email

More details to follow….

Festival of Archaeology – Archaeology Day

Wednesday 24th July 2024 – SAVE THE DATE

Full details to follow. Includes children’s crafts, hands on archaeology with University of Leicestershire and lectures.

Lecture Series

Rutland County Museum hosts monthly lectures organised by The Friends of Rutland County Museum and the Rutland Local History & Record Society. Admission is free.

The 2024 calendar is :

Thursday 11th January 2024 – 7:30pm – The Anglo-Saxon Origins of an “English” State – Dr Robert Portass
Thursday 8th February 2024 – 7:30pm – The East Midlands Oral History Archive – Colin Hyde.
Thursday 21st March 2024 – 7:30pm – In Search of Daniel Lambert  – Philippa Massey.
Thursday 11th April 2024 – 7:30pm – Roman Riddles & Saxon Secrets – Phil Harding
Thursday 9th May 2024 – 7:30pm – The “Rutland Mosaic” – Jennifer Browning
Thursday 13th June 2024 – 7:30pm – The Romans in the Nene Valley – Dr. Stephen Upex
Thursday 11th July 2024 – 7:30pm – Heritage Open Evening – An opportunity to discover the Heritage groups of Rutland
Thursday 10th October 2024 – 7:30pm – ‘I Never Was So Totally Without Amusement of Any Kind‘ Lady Margaret Heathcote (1733-1769) – Dr Jemima Hubberstey
Thursday 14th November 2024 – 7:30pm – The Private Life of Oliver Cromwell – Stuart Orme

Cinema For Rutland

Rutland County Museum is the venue for Cinema for Rutland, so you might like to watch a film in the unique atmosphere of our Riding School.

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