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Our Collections

The Museum has over 11,000 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 an ongoing review of our collections, we are currently not able to accept any new object donations.
If you do have any queries about this at all, please do contact us on
Please consult our Offering Objects leaflet for future reference.

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

The online catalogue has been developed with the help from grants from Arts Council England, NADFAS and Friends of Rutland County Museum & Oakham Castle.

Due to issues with our server, our collections are currently not available to view online. Please do contact us at for enquiries about specific collections or objects.

Use the links below to view a selection of the items on our catalogue:

Find Local Studies and Family History titles on the Rutland Library Service Catalogue:

Search the Local Studies Library Catalogue


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