The 2017 Exhibition Theme is…
The 2017 theme provides a snapshot of life in the town during the 1940’s. We have a ‘Home Guard’ as security, along with a policeman as well as fashions of the decade, gas masks , examples of rations and a superb ‘air raid shelter’.
Visit the 2017 Exhibition
From Saturday 4th March until Sunday 28th October:
– Saturdays 11.00am to 5.00pm
– Sundays & Public Holidays 2.00pm to 5.00pm inc Good Friday
– Summer Opening from 26th July every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the whole of August
The 2016 Exhibition Theme was…
This year our exhibition is all taken from our store room in the Museum. Almost all of the items in the new exhibition have never been on display before.
We have a large display of kitchen paraphernalia along with various different hats, clothing and many more. Our children’s area is a great place for the kids to be creative and there are lots of crayons and drawing materials for them to draw items on display in the museum
The 2015 Exhibition Theme was…
Our Oundle 1851 themed Exhibition contains details of the “Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace”. Learn how the UK led the world in invention.
This year’s museum exhibition also offers a glimpse into some of the social history, Oundle’s people, their occupations and trades of the period. There is a rich display of local trades linked to a map of the town with several covered such as: Chimney Sweeps, their history & pitfalls. Clothing of the period with examples of local craftsmen’s work and artistry. Whitesmiths of the time, see what they made and how? Clock & Watch making with a display of the intricacies and skills of their industry. The Oundle Brickyard Industry, its owners and development. You can also learn about ‘Unusual Trades’ that have been lost to new inventions. For example do you know what a Fellmonger was, or a Pugger?
Also find out about interesting facts about the Oundle Workhouse in 1851. On display is a history of the Oundle Workhouses, where they were, the inmates, their names and occupations.
In the ‘Children’s Corner’ visitors can discover games of the Victorian Period. We also have some interesting displays on places of learning in the period. Of course the kids (and adults) will want to make sure they visit “The Prisoner” in our cells.
Travel a section of the “LNWR” railway via a computer generated 3D view. Travel back in time and imagine steaming along the line from Tansor to Barnwell, passing through Oundle on the way. View an excerpt of the Tansor to Barnwell Steam railway video that is on view in the Museum, click below.