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3 Roman LegionairesRutland County Museum and Visitor Centre is the perfect introduction to England’s smallest county. The museum displays tell the story of the county, and are complemented by exhibits of archaeology, history and rural life.

Admission is FREE!

Please visit our new website - www.rutlandcountymuseum.org.uk - for up to date information.

In addition to Our Collections the museum has a varied and interesting programme of Exhibitions and Events.

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The Visitor Information Area holds the latest information about other events and activities in the area and you can relax in our Award Winning Garden.

Can you help Rutland County Museum to commemorate the First World War?

2014 marks 100 years since the commencement of the First World War and, like many organisations across the country, Rutland County Museum is commemorating this anniversary. If you would like to help us then please see our WWI Centenary Project page for further information.


Rutland and the Great War

A high quality hardback book has been produced to commemorate soldiers from Rutland who lost their lives in the First World War. Rutland and the Great War was originally published in 1920 by George Phillips as a tribute to those who left the county to fight in the conflict from 1914-1918 but did not return.


The 332 page book contains biographies and pictures of the fallen, Rolls of Honour from local villages and schools, a review of the conflict and details of events on the Home Front.


The intention behind the 2014 edition was not to make changes or updates but rather to produce a higher-quality publication with enhanced text and photographs.


The limited edition hardback is available to purchase from Rutland County Museum and Oakham Castle at a price of £20.  A standard edition is also available for £15, and if you can't get to the Museum it can be purchased online at:







All proceeds from the book will go to fund future First World War commemorations in the county.



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Our Friends

The Museum 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 Museum and offer a regular programme of lectures and social events.

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