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Artefact Register Update

Artefact Register Update

We are working hard to build the Redditch Historic Archives in the museum to collect, store and display artefacts depicting the history of Redditch over the years. This data is recorded in the Modes Archive management system and will be extracted for display on this web site and in museum exhibits.. This is our first attempt ...

June/July Window Display

June/July Window Display

In line with museum policy, the window displays at 5 Market Place have been updated top reflect the contents of our Archives. The theme of the windows is now the “Palace Theatre” and on display are programmes, photographs and other memorabilia highlight the shows and the artists that have entertained Redditch over the last 80 ...

Educational Programme off and running

Educational Programme off and running

One of the several Outreach activities we have planned is supporting schools and other local young people’s groups. Pleased to say we have got this programme up and running with two visits to the museum and a third in the pipeline. On Wednesday evening, 15th June, we welcomed the 1st Matchborough Scout group with a dozen scouts ...

The Future of The Redditch Local History Museum

The Future of The Redditch Local History Museum

When the Redditch Local History Museum was first envisaged in 2020 it was to meet three objectives in three years. The first objective was to create an immediate and safe collection and storage facility for historic artefacts known to be at risk. Next was to provide facilities to display and promote Redditch local history and to ...

Outreach Volunteers Wanted

Outreach Volunteers Wanted

We are looking at starting two of our proposed outreach topics in the next few weeks and therefor need volunteers to help plan and action these projects. Memories Firstly we would like to set up facilities to collect resident memories, both written and oral. Activities to include establish the processes and mechanisms to record memories, publicity and ...

BOOK LAUNCH - 28th May

BOOK LAUNCH – 28th May

Join us, Brewin Books Ltd. & author Tony Aston at the launch of the latest Redditch Local History Book Author Tony Aston will be at the museum from 10am to 2pm signing copies of his book “Redditch from The Chip Shop to The Batchley” which is published by Brewin Books Ltd. and will be on sale ...

Our Summer Raffle

Our Summer Raffle

Folding Bicycle Raffle – Draw -June 10th 2022 The lucky Winner Will Win This Latest Top Of The Range Lightweight Shaft Drive Bicycle. Tickets available from: Redditch Local History Museum, 5. Market Place B98 8AA (Opp. St Stephens Church)

RUSH FOR FREE EASTER EGGS

RUSH FOR FREE EASTER EGGS

Good Friday saw over fifty excited children visiting the new Redditch Local History Museum with their Moms and Dads to bag a FREE chocolate egg. Ten special doors with simple questions on the town’s heritage had been hung around the gallery, with the answers inside. Armed with pencil, answer sheet and clipboard, the sheets were ...

Museum Calendar

Museum Calendar

Our Growing Web Sites As part of the museums aim to promote and involve the community in local history we are building three complementary web sites. This is our corporate site representing the museum aims and objectives. Our Redditch-archives.online site will allow access to the archives we are creating at the museum and the Redditch-history.online site ...

Heritage Open Day - 2022

Heritage Open Day – 2022

The museum will be hosting a Heritage Open Day on Saturday 10th September 2022.  Heritage open Days are a national initiative by the National Trust which encourages sites which are not normally open to the public to open and sites like the museum, which charge an entry fee, to waive that charge on the HoD. We ...