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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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  • The kids love coming here during school holidays. There is always a trail to discover, and crafts to make - some free and some with a small charge. It's also full of local knowledge and history. Certa...  more »
  • I have lived in Melton for 20 years and probably called into the museum 4 or 5 times but not for a long time. Having left our car at the opposite end of town to usual, we thought we would call in to t...  more »
  • So we popped in here just as we had some time to kill, there's a lot of displays and good to find out about the local area but to much reading for me, there were activities for children to entertain t...  more »
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  • Good stuff, short and sweet
  • Its not much interesting
  • Quite boring unless your a little kid or an old person