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Melton Carnegie Museum

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Thorpe End
Melton Mowbray
LE13 1RB

Melton Mowbray is a medieval market town, and was the only Leicestershire market recorded in the 1086 Domesday Survey. Find out about the enthralling history of the town at the Melton Carnegie Museum, located in the beautiful old Andrew Carnegie Library built in 1905.

In the 1880s Melton became 'Pride of the Shires', the fashionable centre for English foxhunting. The museum provides a gateway to local history through activities, exhibitions, museum collections, archives and online resources. It has displays showing the arguments for and against hunting, as well as the history of hunting in the region. Stilton Cheese and Pork Pies from Melton Mowbray are famous all around the world. Explore the history of these trades and others including saddlery and shoemaking and the impact they had on the town.

The Ann Hughes Gallery houses temporary exhibitions, showing unique displays related to the history of the region. The gallery hosts special collections and displays not normally available.

The museum has undergone a major transformation - development includes an extension to exhibition space and now houses a new state-of-the-art community room for museum activities and use by local history groups, community groups and schools. A new and exciting Town and Rural Life Gallery will open in late spring 2010.

Keep up to date with museum news on Facebook at facebook.com/meltonmuseum, Twitter at twitter.com/leicsmuseums and the museum blog at http://leicestershiremuseums.wordpress.com

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Melton Carnegie Museum Postcode for SatNav: LE13 1RB


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