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Melton Carnegie Museum, Melton Mowbray

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The Melton Carnegie Museum is a museum in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, which documents the history of the market town. It is managed by Leicestershire County Council and supported by Melton Borough Council and is Heritage Lottery Funded.History of the MuseumThe former Andrew Carnegie Library, built in 1905, was refurbished and opened by Leicestershire County Council in 1977 as the Melton Carnegie Museum.In 1983 the National Museum of Hunting Trust was established. With Melton being a world-renowned centre of Fox Hunting, the Melton building was intended to incorporate material on hunting. A planned refurbishment of the building, costing some £500,000, gave the opportunity to include a fox-hunting display, celebrated at the re-opening in the speech of Baroness Mallalieu on 3 May 2002.The museum, which has doubled in size, re-opened in late 2010, following a major building project which created a new gallery, study area and community space.The MuseumThe museum, which reopened in 2002 following major refurbishment, traces the social and economic history of Melton and includes exhibitions on the town’s world-renowned Stilton cheese and pork pie industries and accounts of the arguments for and against fox hunting.
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  • A nice little museum with bits and pieces about cheese making and of course pork pies. My problem with the place was that there was too much pro foxhunting memorabilia, I understand it is part of the ...  more »
  • A real gem of a small town museum..very informative about the history of Melton, well worth a visit...friendly helpful staff  more »
  • loved it in here not been for years so glad to see its been re done Nice that its still free so i tend to buy more in the little shop area will go again soon  more »
  • Packed with local information / exhibits. Including a two headed calf! Well worth a visit.
  • Very informative on local history.
  • Great fox simulator.
  • Good stuff, short and sweet
  • Quite boring unless your a little kid or an old person