Rutland may be England's smallest county - but it has a wealth of local history and heritage.
Travel round the county and you'll find Roman and Anglo-Saxon settlements, Oakham Castle, a former royal forest, ancient churches, stone-built villages and two historic market towns.
Our libraries hold many local and family history materials in their collections.
The Rutland Local History and Record Society publishes a regular journal of local history research - the Rutland Record.
The Friends of Rutland County Museum and Oakham Castle support our museum through fund raising, volunteering, events and advocacy.
Records and archives
Rutland County Museum hold many local history resources, including maps and documents - we have local newspapers, census returns and parish registers on microfiche and film.
You can get free access to Ancestry and Find My Past when you visit a library or the museum.
The Record Office for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland has lots of resources for researching the history and culture of our local area. Staff are available to help you find the information you need - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0116 257 1080.
The collections date from the early 1100's to yesterday, including:
- sound recordings