Hallaton School, in a Class of its Own – new exhibition at Hallaton Museum
Hallaton Museum opened its doors on 12 April 2014 to its 2014 exhibition, ‘Hallaton School, In a Class of its Own’ commemorating the 150 year anniversary of the village primary school.
The exhibition tells the story of the history of the building, its teachers and pupils from 1864 to 2014, a timespan covering many historic events including two World Wars. A special display, ‘Brothers in Arms’ features Hallaton schoolboys who grew up to serve in the Boer War and WW1.
Visitors to the museum will also be able to see the award winning Bottle Kicking display and the Hallaton Hoard following the story of the discovery of the Hallaton Treasure which was deposited in the Late Iron Age and Early Roman Period at a religious shrine just outside the village. Specifically designed to be easily understood by the general public and children of primary school age upwards, the exhibition features photographs, text and displays in the words of the local amateur group by whom it was first discovered.
Hallaton Museum, situated in The Tin Tab, Churchgate, is a small friendly museum and school visits and village tours can be arranged by prior appointment. A small charge is usually made for this.
Open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 2.30 – 5.00pm Easter to the end of September, entry free, donations gratefully accepted.
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