Discover local history at Marton Museum during open weekend

Marton Museum.
Marton Museum.

A community-run museum that gives visitors an insight into the lives of people in the Rugby area dating back to the 17th century is taking part in its fifth Heritage Open Days.

Marton Museum of Country Bygones, which was rescued by volunteers after being closed for ten years, is opening its doors as part of the nationwide open weekend on Saturday September 12 and Sunday September 13, from 10.30am to 5pm each day.

The museum in Louisa Ward Close, Marton, contains a unique collection of locally-collected exhibits covering domestic life, agriculture, crafts and handicrafts. During the weekend, there will also be vintage tractors on site and interactive exhibits. Refreshments, including home-made cakes, will be served in the cricket pavilion.

The museum, which is supported by the Friends of Marton Museum, is also open every Sunday afternoon between June and September from 2pm to 4pm. To find out more, email