VISIT US AT HALLATON MUSEUM
We are re~opening on Easter Monday
18th April 2022
Then Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays 2.30pm - 5pm
from Saturday 30th April through to
Sunday 2nd October
Hallaton Museum was the inspiration of Mrs Honoria Whigham who wanted to record, for future generations, a way of life in a small village community which was rapidly changing.
To this end a great variety of artefacts were gathered to form the nucleus of an historic local collection and a display mounted each year.
The Museum doors have been open to guests since 1978. We are changing and evolving all the time in an effort to consistently offer new experiences to you and your family.
MUSEUMS + HERITAGE AWARD WINNERS
Hallaton’s The Great War Research Group was thrilled to be declared the winner in the category Projects on a limited budget in the prestigious Heritage + Media Awards 2017.
Particularly as the others shortlisted were:- University of Oxford Gardens, Libraries and Museums Group Kettering Museum and Art Gallery, National Trust Clumber Park, Ridgewell Airfield Commemorative Association
We are particularly proud of the judges’ comments:- The very essence of a great community project, personalised, moving and locally relevant.
OUR MOST RECENT EXHIBITS
We’ve Got Something for Everyone
THEN AND NOW
The museum has a large archive of photographs, many of which were taken by famous Hallaton resident, Fred Hawke, who was the village postmaster for many years. With the advent of digital photography, printed photographs are becoming a rarity, and the museum committee wanted to play its part in not just representing the village’s past history, but in recording its current history.
Entitled ‘Hidden Histories’, the landmark exhibition revealed unexpected tales of witches, windmills and the infamous Mrs Whigham, founder of the museum back in 1978.
Hallaton Museum’s 2018 exhibition organisers worked closely with surrounding villages to unearth their most tantalising tales.
DO OR DIE :
A SELF-SUFFICIENT VILLAGE
This exhibtion took an intriguing look back into the village of the 19th century, when most goods and services were sourced locally. The exhibition focussed on the remarkable people, buildings and trades that once filled the village as we glimpsed into the history of Hallaton’s flourishing community
Saturdays, Sundays & bank holidays 2.30pm ~ 5pm
Group visits can be arranged at other times, please do get in touch
HOW YOU CAN DONATE
Help Hallaton Museum continue to provide its great services to the public. You would be contributing towards the continuing education of all people who walk through our doors. If you had a good experience in the past, or if you were lucky enough to visit us at one of our exhibitions, know that all this wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our supporters.