East Midlands Networking Event – MA Tweet Up
This networking event is for all museum practitioners in the East Midlands and is being organised by the Museums Association rep, Jodie Henshaw.
We will meet at Melton Carnegie Museum at 1800. We will be given a guided tour by Zara Matthews, Market Town Museums Manager for Leicestershire County Council. Zara will give us an insight into some of the new approaches used at the Museum over the last few months and how this has led to an increase in visitors.
After the tour we will move to the Ann of Cleves public house. This is one of the oldest buildings in the town, once a monastery and later given to Ann of Cleves by Henry VIII. Located close to the station and about a 10 minute walk from the museum, the pub has a reputation for good food and drink. Check link for more: http://www.theanneofcleves.co.uk/. The table is booked for 2000. The pub has a car park.
Melton Carnegie Museum
Established in the town’s former Carnegie Library, the displays follow the history of Melton and surrounding villages from pre-history to the early 21st century via superb Saxon and Viking archaeology; fine art including several examples by celebrated 19th century artist John Ferneley; the history of fox hunting and its influence on Melton; the story of Painting the Town Red; recreations of a traditional Stilton dairy and a pie bakery, and displays on the 20th century rural economy.
Address: 34 Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray LE13 1RB
Phone 0116 305 3860 Email email@example.com
10 minutes’ walk from the railway station
There are buses but most finish by 6pm
Pay and display car parks 5 -10 minutes’ walk http://www.melton.gov.uk/info/200072/parking/246/find_a_long_stay_car_park
After 6pm parking is free and some on street parking is available outside the museum
There are steps to the entrance on Thorpe End, and an accessible entrance in Rosebery Ave (push buzzer)
Melton Mowbray, home of pork pies and Stilton Cheese, is sometimes described as the rural food capital of England. The livestock market is still held in the town centre, and the magnificent church of St Mary’s reflects Melton’s history as a thriving medieval wool town. The centre for fashionable fox hunting from the 1790s to the 1930s, the town claims the origins of the phrase ‘painting the town red’ (find out more in the museum!). Arrive early and visit The Pork Pie Shoppe (https://www.porkpie.co.uk/ , the Cheeseboard (http://meltoncheeseboard.co.uk/ or Soyfoods http://soyfoods.co.uk/index2.htm
Everyone is welcome, if you’d like to come along just turn up or email firstname.lastname@example.org