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Rushden Museum, Rushden

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The project to open a museum was started in 1999 by a group of like minded enthusiasts, who were concerned that with the rapid growth of the town there was nowhere to preserve its history. The museum was opened in 2005 on the site of the Old Stables at the rear of the Rushden Hall.

The Museum is run by an Executive Committee and Volunteers, who act as stewards during opening hours, assist with cataloguing, exhibitions and general day to day functions. The Museum collection includes objects and photographs that reflect the social history of the town and the Boot & Shoe industry – it being the instigator of the town’s rapid growth in the late 19th century.

The Rushden Research ‘Hearts & Soles’ I.T. kiosk provides archived history at the touch of a button. The museum has also compiled the ‘Shoe Loan Box’ which is a portable box which takes the history out to the community, be it a school or social group.

In the vicinity of Rushden Museum is the Historic Rushden Hall. Guided tours can be arranged for groups by contacting the museum.

Exhibitions are changed ANNUALLY depicting different topics of Rushden’s History.

Come along and visit Rushden Museum which has recently been awarded a Visitor Assured Quality Award Scheme
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  • Visited April Bank Holiday Monday. Purchased tickets for the steam train ride, children were given Easter eggs and visited by the Easter Bunny and Chicken they were all enjoying this treat on the ride...  more »
  • Great experience with family and Granny. Were looked after really well, great food and plenty of extra if you wanted it. The Bucks Fizz was a lovely touch, will be back again next year.  more »
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