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Bring Redditch Local History To Life

Bring Redditch Local History To Life

The Redditch Edition of Monopoly As part of the 50th anniversary commemoration in 2014 of Redditch New Town, we helped produce this special Redditch edition of the popular board game Monopoly. Over one thousand five hundred copies of the limited run production of this edition have been sold so far so new edition are becoming scarcer ...

British Association for Local History

British Association for Local History

The Museum is pleased to be a member of the British Association for Local History (BALH) The British Association for Local History (BALH) was created in 1982 as the successor to earlier organisations which had supported the study of local history over previous decades. Its purpose is to encourage and assist the study of local history throughout ...

Redditch History at Redditch Library

Redditch History at Redditch Library

Do you love old Redditch? Want to learn more about the history of your community? Redditch Library are putting on a LOCAL HISTORY MORNING on Friday December 9th and the Museum will have a presence there in support of the initiative. Members of the Library’s archive team will be on hand to help you explore their ...

Broadcasting Local History

Broadcasting Local History

A group of museum volunteers have been collaborating on creating input for our Redditch Local History Museum YouTube Video Channel. This is the first output from the collaboration.It traces the key development of St. Stephen’s Church from the Gatehouse chapel at Bordesley Abbey. Redditch Local History Museum Broadcasting is one of several projects being undertaken as part ...

Window Changes

Window Changes

As well as going Green, the windows of the museum have been updated. The left-hand window celebrating our first birthday as a museum open to all celebrating the wide spectrum of Redditch local history. So much more inside to see. Do come along to our celebration day of Friday 4th November when, from 12:00 to 4:00, ...

We're not the first, we won't be the last

We’re not the first, we won’t be the last

We like to think that in the Museum, we are pioneering work to save Redditch Local History, but here is a reminder we are not. We may be the latest group to have ambition to “save Redditch history”, but before us, before the Redditch Local History Society, were these guys, The Redditch Pictorial History ...

Our 1st Anniversary

Our 1st Anniversary

It’s our birthday On Friday 4th November 2022 we will be celebrating the first anniversary of the opening of The Redditch Local History Museum at 5 Market Place, Redditch B98 8AA. We be opening the museum at 11:00am to specially invited guests who have contributed to creating the museum with donations, services in kind and support ...

Our 500th artefact recorded in the archives.

Our 500th artefact recorded in the archives.

Redditch Local History Museum recently received its 500th donated artefact – a fabulous model of 638 Evesham Road, which will now go on display for visitors. The original house was demolished to make way for the Pinnacle House development but had been owned by Mr Dybeck, the managing director of NiFe Batteries (later Alcad). It ...

Murder At The Museum

Murder At The Museum

Well, an account of one. Another successful book signing today at the museum with Chris Sharpe signing and selling his new book entitled “The Ghost of Gethen” An interesting book, half fact and half novel, being based on the murder of the local Beoley policemen, P C Davies, by local poacher Moses Shrimpton. Chris’s novel is a fictionalized ...

1923 Business Directory

1923 Business Directory

Another very interesting artefacts donated to the museum in the last week, a copy of a 1923 Directory of Businesses in Redditch and the surrounding towns. We will will interpret this document to make it available for review at the museum and, hopefully, on a revised web-site.If you would like to get involved in ...