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3 Museums to explore in Rutland


Rutland is a landlocked county in the East Midlands of England, bounded to the west and north by Leicestershire, to the northeast by Lincolnshire and the southeast by Northamptonshire. It is England’s smallest and arguably prettiest county and is the perfect place to spend time enjoying the great outdoors.

Hallaton Museum
Hallaton MuseumThe Tin Tab, Churchgate, Hallaton, Market Harborough LE16 8TY, UK

Hallaton museum is a situated in a Tin Tab in the heart of rural leicestershire open from Easter until October at weekends and on bank holidays. It is a great asset to the village and well worth a visit should you be in the area. The themes of the exhibition change periodically.

Rocks By Rail Living Ironstone Museum
Rocks By Rail Living Ironstone MuseumCottesmore, Oakham LE15 7FF, UK

Rocks by Rail – formerly know as Rutland Railway Musuem, is situated 4 miles from Oakham and tells the local story of how private railways were used in the local ironstone extraction industry to move the extracted stone on the first part of its journey to the distant steelworks. The museum has a large collection of historic railway vehicles, many of them driven by steam. Included in the collection are coaches, vans, wagons, and locomotives.

Rutland County Museum
Rutland County MuseumCatmos St, Oakham LE15 6HW, UK

Rutland County Museum features exhibits related to: social history, archaeology, law and order, coins and medals, agriculture, archives, personalities and toys and hobbies. The museum, opened in 1969, houses a collection of objects relating to local rural and agricultural life, social history and archaeology. Temporary exhibitions are shown alongside the permanent displays. Admission to the museum is free.

Map of Museums to explore in Rutland