50th Anniversary of Rutland Morris

14 June – 23 June 2024

Rutland Morris display at Rutland County Museum - Beer Festival 2024

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Rutland Morris – the group have produced a display of some of their costume, ephemera and photographs. This will be on display until the end of the Beer Festival which is Sunday 23 June.

The Olympics Games and a sailing champion

6 July – 28 September

Image of Olympic Silver Medal for 1996 - won by John Merricks

To mark the 2024 Olympic Games in France, Rutland County Museum highlights the Games history and the achievements of a young sailor, who won silver in the 1996 Atlanta Games.

John Merricks was a young talent from Rutland Water Sailing Club, who’s amazing sporting career was tragically cut short in a car accident a year after winning his Olympic medal.

The highlight of the exhibition is his Olympic medal, a recent donation by his family to the museum permanent collection, along with some of his official Olympic costume and ephemera.