Melton Carnegie Museum, Melton Mowbray

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 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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  • It is a tiny museum but very interesting. It has a collection from all over the area. I enjoyed it. The museum is free.  more »
  • Great little local museum with some really interesting exhibits of old Melton and surrounding villages. Brilliant for children in the holidays with loads of activities for them to take part in. Excell...  more »
  • The prices were overpriced and the staff was really offensive to me. I did not liked this museum and I will not go there again  more »
  • A must visit if you are in Melton Mowbray with a great selectionof local and national artefacts with plenty for young children to explore and take part in, the staff are very approachable friendly people that complement and showcase the town.
  • I've been in it and it's REALLY good. Even a shop. I wish i had photos!
  • Lovely little local museum about the town and it's history.
  • Packed with local information / exhibits. Including a two headed calf! Well worth a visit.
  • A great part of the town's rich history.

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