Rutland has a wealth of fascinating heritage, and a highly active heritage community dedicated to exploring and promoting our wonderful County.

Some of the key partners and resources are listed below – if we have missed your organisation, please email


Friends of Rutland County Museum & Oakham Castle – our group of special supporters, who raise funds to support the acquisition of objects and improvements to the Museum

Rutland Local History & Record Society – the County’s umbrella heritage body, dedicated to researching, publishing and promoting Rutland’s varied history

The Record Office for Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland – the repository for Rutland’s written archives, located in Wigston

Museum Development East Midlands – the regional support body for museums and heritage

Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society – supporting and researching family history across the two counties

Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Forum – promoting and sharing the heritage of Leicestershire and Rutland

Rutland Town and Village History Societies

Belton In Rutland History Society

Langham Village History Group

Lyddington Manor History Society

Uppingham Local History Study Group


Rutland Remembers – the archive remembering the men and women of Rutland who served and died in the First World War

Victoria County History: Rutland – online version of the seminal Victoria County History volumes on Rutland

Historical Directories of Leicestershire & Rutland – Leicester University’s online archive of trade directories for Leicestershire & Rutland

Rutland Morris Men – archive of the Rutland Morris