Oakham Castle is the finest example of Norman domestic architecture in the country and now boasts an array of new displays and activities for families and those interested in history. This is thanks to a £2millon investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which has enabled extensive restoration works to this ancient site.
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The Great Hall is famous for its collection of enormous commemorative Horseshoes donated by Peers of the Realm.
The hall is also decorated with a range of 12th century sculptures. Above the columns are six musicians, each playing a different instrument. They are made of local stone from Clipsham and although damaged, they are of superb quality. They are believed to have been carved by masons who had worked at Canterbury Cathedral.
Oakham Castle is licensed for civil marriages.
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The Castle is supported in its work by The Friends of Rutland County Museum and Oakham Castle . The Friends have assisted in the purchase of items for the Castle and offer a regular programme of lectures and social events.
All enquiries and correspondence to:
Rutland County Museum
Tel: 01572 758440
Fax: 01572 758445