Welcome to Sleaford Museum...    Sharing Our Stories

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 much appreciated to help us to cover essential costs and to fund new exhibitions. A range of local history books, booklets, postcards, pens, key-rings etc can be purchased.

The Museum is a completely volunteer-run organisation and a registered charity.  Donations are very gratefully received.

Since opening in 2015, over 20000 visitors have joined us to celebrate sharing the stories of Sleaford people.

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The next Local History Talk will take place on Tuesday 30th July 2024, 'The Carre Family of Sleaford and Aswarby', by Dr Simon Pawley in St Denys' Church Rooms at 7.30pm.

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'SLEAFORD CASTLE UNCOVERED' EXHIBITION OPENED on FRI 24th May in Navigation House (runs for one year)

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A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE: INTO SLEAFORD FROM THE EAST

This book is incredibly popular and is selling fast from the Museum.  Get your copy when the Museum is open - Monday 12.30 - 3pm, Wed 10-3pm, Fri 10-12.30, Sat 10-3pm.

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Sleaford 'CELEBRATING FIFTY' book published.

Written by current Mayor, Anthony Brand, and local Historian, Dr Simon Pawley, this book celebrates the anniversary of 50 years of Sleaford Town Council, established in 1974.  A soft backed copy can be purchased from the Blurb website (blurb.co.uk) for £15.30 + postage.

Download a .pdf copy here:  Celebrating50

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REVIEW OF MUSEUM

Thank you to every Museum visitor over the last 8 years, those local to Sleaford and those from much further afield.  All have been made welcome by our loyal team of willing volunteers, the friendly faces and helpful people who are so knowledgeable and help to make your visit enjoyable. Thank you to all those in the local area who have taken Sleaford Museum to their hearts and who visit so regularly to attend activities, and to see new exhibitions.  There have been countless wonderful reviews - this is one of our most recent, courtesy of The Bourne History Guy

It’s raining so I thought I’d get myself to Sleaford museum, and it didn’t disappoint! What a fantastic museum they have in Sleaford. It was perfectly well lit. Their informative signs were easy to read and easy to follow. Greeted upon reception by a friendly face, or two. They had internet which meant I didn’t have to use personal phone data which was a huge plus. Fantastic artefacts. Beautifully displayed. The only thing which was missing was a tea shop, but as it is pretty much connected with the rest of the town, I’ve been able to find one quite quickly and now having a Cornish pasty and hot choc. Thank you rain.
PS. And a great display window.

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General information about your visit to the Museum:

  • A logical route around the Museum has been suggested by tape and floor markings.
  • Visitors may wear a face covering during their visit if they wish, and hand sanitiser is provided for use if required.
  • It is not permitted to eat or drink within the Museum.
  • Local history books, booklets and postcards are available to purchase from the volunteers.
  • Card payment is now available, or cash payment, for any purchases. Donations are welcomed and should be put into the donation cistern or paid electronically via the card machine or with STRIPE via Donorbox (instructions are shown in the Museum).  Gift Aid envelopes are also available.
  • Artefact donations are welcomed - please place any items in a plastic bag and hand to a volunteer.