Welcome to Sleaford Museum...

Sleaford's Museum of local history in its specially designed building is home to artefacts and stories that portray fascinating aspects of the town and area's unique past. Exhibitions in its colourful interior change frequently and visitors are united in their praise.  Admission is free but your donations are welcomed and appreciated to help us to cover essential costs and to fund new exhibitions.  The Museum is a completely volunteer run organisation and a registered charity.

We are delighted that Sleaford Museum re-opened on Saturday 1st August, from 10am until 3pm.  

We have been welcoming our visitors and volunteers back to the Museum; we have done our utmost, following the Government guidance on Covid-19 security measures, to make everyone safe without spoiling the enjoyment of your visits.  Come and help us celebrate 5 years of sharing the stories of Sleaford people.


 The Sleaford and District Civic Trust is mounting a pop-up exhibition at Sleaford Museum on the two Heritage Weekends this month, 12/13th and 19/20th September.

Visitors to the Museum can see the free exhibition which tells the full story of Sleaford Castle and also shows details of the latest research available. Members of the Civic Trust will be on hand to narrate the display and to explain the findings from the most recent archaeological investigations, which took place earlier this year.

A leaflet will be available to guide visitors from the Museum to the Castle site and will also explain some of the features of the site.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy the latest presentations and exhibits in the Museum, including our celebration of 5 years of operation.

The Museum will be open on both of the Saturdays of the Heritage Weekends (12 and 19 September) from 10am until 3pm, and also on both Sundays (13 and 20 September) from 11am until 3pm.  Admission is free, but donations are most welcome in support of the work of both the Civic Trust and Sleaford Museum.

General information about your visit:

  • Museum is open on Saturdays only, from 10am till 3pm.  We hope to increase opening times in due course.
  • Only 4 visitors are allowed into the Museum at one time, and two volunteers are present to assist if required.
  • A logical route around the Museum has been suggested by tape and floor markings, allowing visitors to physically distance.  Perspex screens are in place at the reception desk.
  • Visitors are requested to sign a NHS Test & Trace list, to wear a face covering during their visit, and to use the hand sanitiser provided before entering and leaving the Museum.
  • It is not be permitted to eat or drink within the Museum.
  • Booklets and postcards to purchase have been removed from view, but are still available to purchase from the volunteers.  Cash payments for purchases and any donations should be put into the donation jar.  Gift Aid envelopes are also available.
  • If visitors require access to the books on the bookshelf, please ask a volunteer.  The book will be quarantined for 72 hours after use.
  • Artefact donations are welcomed - please place any items in a plastic bag and hand to a volunteer.