The Friends, often in conjunction with the Rutland Local History & Record Society, arrange lectures, visits, field trips & social events and offer the chance to assist the Museum.


Thursday 9th January 2020 – Oakham Castle – 7:00pm
George Phillips and Tony Traylen Built Environment Awards.
followed by Colin Ray – Dovecotes

Thursday 13th February 2020 – Rutland County Museum
Geoffrey Dannell – Edmund Tyrell Artis (1788-1847), Archaeologist and much more.

Thursday 12th March 2020 – Rutland County Museum
Peter Liddle – The Vikings in the East Midlands

Please Note : Meetings are suspended until further notice.

TBA – Rutland County Museum
Brian Knight – Preserving Farm machinery and its History

TBA – Rutland County Museum
Jim Bolton – Flying Beneath the Waves – the life of a submariner.

TBA – Rutland County Museum
Nick Hill – The Restoration of Apethorpe Palace.

TBA – Rutland County Museum
Heritage Open Evening – an opportunity to discover the diverse range of Heritage activities and groups in Rutland.

Saturday 5th September 2020 – Rutland County Museum
The Hansons Auctioneers Summer Lecture.
There will be a charge for this meeting – Tickets available from Rutland County Museum in due course.

Saturday 12th September 2020
RLHRS Village Visit – location to be confirmed
Advance booking required.

Thursday 8th October 2020 – Museum – RLHRS
Ian Ryder – 1642 : A difficult year for Rutland and a Civil War.

Thursday 12th November 2020 – Museum – FRCMOC
Dylan Bickerstaffe – Briton, Roman, Saxon : Our Local Tribe

See individual Events for more details.