How big is the museum?
The museum consists of eight rooms and a long passageway, all full of fascinating objects.
What will I see?
There are items from as early as about 600 BC and throughout the centuries up to the 20thC. There are veterinary items, military items ( a whole room full) heavy horse equipment, racing and the story of coaching. There is a clothing department and there are items from all around the world.
Are there other things we can see at the same time?
Yes, in the village there is a working windmill. There is one of the oldest Saxon churches two miles away. Four miles away is the Holocaust Museum and twenty miles away is Lincoln with one of the finest Cathedrals in England.
I am a serious horse person. There won’t be anything I haven’t seen before!
I promise that no one will have seen all the unusual items there are on display. I challenge any-one to be able to say they knew of the existance of everything in the museum. There are some VERY rare items!
Is it easy to find?
Yes, very. It is one minute off the Northbound carriageway of the A1 on the Tuxford and Ollerton road A6075.or three minutes from the Southbound following the signs to Tuxford. It is the largest building in the village.
Is it easy to park?
Yes turn into Newcastle Street beside the building and immediately right through the archway into our large free car park.
Can we park a Mini bus?
Yes, take the second opening to the entrance to the car park.
I don’t like horses. Why should I visit?
T he museum tells the history of war, transport, industry, different nations and of sport. It is all our history. It is relevant to everyone.
A twelve year old boy was dragged in with his horse mad sister on a grandparent’s outing. After spending and hour and a half looking round he said ‘I hate horses-- but I found that really interesting!’ That says it all!
Is it free to enter?
As it is a privately funded museum we make a small charge towards up keep. £5.50 for adults and £3 concessions.
Is there disabled access?
Unfortunately only to the gallery downstairs but items can be viewed on a screen downstairs. Please contact us beforehand.
What are your opening times?
8 .30-4.30 Mon-Fri
8 .30 -2 Saturdays.