Ashby de la Zouch Museum Digital Engagement Projects

Ashby de la Zouch Museum Digital Engagement Projects

Going Wild in the West

April is proving to be a quiet month at the Museum although it did get off to a good start with a full house for Robert Jones’ talk on The Story of Market Street.  Today our monthly Kids’ History Club takes you back to the Wild West for some fun make and do activities between 1 and 4pm.  Entry is FREE thanks to Time Consortium Jewelers.

The Museum is open as usual throughout the month but we do need more volunteers to keep up our 6 day a week opening times.  There have been times in the recent bad weather when we have not been able to open due to staff shortages and it is difficult to predict when this might happen.   However, if we have enough volunteers, we can usually arrange cover and keep the Museum open.  If you could spare a couple of hours a month please contact John Miller at the Museum.  He is usually there on Wednesday mornings but you can always leave him a note with your contact details.  We are also looking for people to help with school visits and temporary exhibitions.

Well, we are “taking a breather” during April and gathering our strength for the various special events in May.  I’ll be telling you more about them in the next blog posting but if you can’t wait, have a look at our website.


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Ashby Museum was established in 1982 in a small cottage in Lower Church Street. In 1991 it relocated to its present home in North Street, where it shares the old National School building with the town Library and Tourist Information Centre. In 2006-7, thanks to a major Heritage Lottery Fund Grant, a two storey extension was added. It is a Registered Charity and is run by a group of trustees supported by over 50 volunteer custodians. It won the Leicestershire Heritage Award for best temporary exhibitions in 1998, 2001 and 2003. In July 2007, the museum won Museum of the Year in Leicestershire. It works closely with the county Museum Service and other independent museums in the area, sharing expertise and artefacts.