Market Hall Museum.

The Market Hall Museum in Warwick is set to open in early 2017, following a major renovation and upgrade over the past 18 months.

The Market Hall Museum, which is also the headquarters of the Warwickshire Museum Service, houses displays on archaeology, geology and natural history, as well as the early history of Warwickshire. Events also take place throughout the year.

The refurbishment work has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is set to ‘promote access’ to Warwickshire’s heritage. It is set to offer groups better access to the exhibits including the Sheldon Tapestry Map of Warwickshire, what is said to be the second largest early Roman coin hoard in the country and the museum’s live observation bee hive. 

The refurbishment will also see the addition of a public toilet, cafe and an imporoved shop offering a range of gifts.

More museums in Warwickshire

Groups can also visit St John’s House Museum, which houses Warwickshire’s social history collections.

Housed in a Jacobean mansion a short distance from the Market Hall Museum, St John’s House Museum features displays on childhood, toys, games and costume.

Meanwhile on the first floor of the house is The Royal Warwickshire Regiment of Fusiliers Museum, which tells the story of over 300 years of history of the County Regiment. 

St John’s also has a formal garden open to groups.

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