All the news from the Ramsey Rural Museum Blog.
- Christmas Fun Day
December 3rd: a children’s Christmas fun day has been added to the museum’s event schedule. See the Events Calendar for more information.
- Winter Closure
The museum’s successful 2023 season ends on Sunday 29th October. The winter closure will be from Monday 30th October until the end of March 2024, except for the Christmas Fun Day on Sunday December 3rd (see Christmas Fun Day for details).
The volunteers will be working over the close season to do essential maintenance, clean and refurbish exhibits and plan next year’s programme of events. Why not come and join us? See Volunteering for more information about the kind of work we do.
- Museum Closed Sunday 8th October
The museum will be closed on Sunday the 8th October.
Due to staff shortages we are unable to open the museum this coming Sunday (8th October 2023). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
- Plough Day Parking
Public Car Parking (including disabled) is via the 1940s camp gate.
All the Traders, Exhibitors, Classic Cars etc. parking is via the museum gate.
- Talk Cancelled
The Fenland History talk scheduled for 16/08/23 has been cancelled.
Ramsey Rural Museum is sorry to announce that the Fenland History talk by Mike Petty, scheduled for Wednesday 16th August has been cancelled.
- History Talks
Coming soon: the 2nd series of history talks at RRM.
After a very successful 1st series of talks organised for the 2023 Huntingdonshire History Festival, a 2nd series, organised by the museum, is scheduled for August. See the Events Calendar for more information. There is no need to book, simply pay on the door. Refreshments are included in your entry fee.
Note that the subject of the final talk by Martyn Smith’ is now “Ramsey Drainage Windmills” and that this complements his History Festival talk on “Ramsey Corn Mills”.
- Ford Corsair Owners Club Rally
The 2023 Ford Corsair Owners Rally video is now available.
John Impey’s video of the 2023 Ford Corsair Owners Club 60th Anniverary Rally is now available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oEvYBEZ1W-k
- Fen Fair 2023 Video
The video of the 2023 Fen Fair is now available.
John Impey’s video of the 2023 Fen Fair, incorporating the Fenland Classic Vehicle Show, is now available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/J1jODvmzc28
- Huntingdonshire History Festival Talks
Three new talks added to the museum’s summer talks schedule.
Three talks, organised by The Huntingdonshire History Festival, are scheduled to take place at the museum in July 2023. These complement the existing museum-organised talks scheduled for August. See the Events Calendar for July for more information.
- National Heritage Day – Food and Craft Fair Forms
Traders’ application forms can be downloaded from the museum website.
The form that traders must complete and return to the museum in order to be able to participate in the Heritage Day Food and Craft Fair are now available for download from National Heritage Day.
- Goodliff Fund Awards
The Museum has received two grants from the Goodliff Fund.
The Museum is pleased to announce that we have been successful in our application to the Huntingdonshire Local History Society’s Goodliff Fund for two grants. One is to provide information boards in the Darlow’s Farm Cottage which will give background history on the families who lived there, and the other is to buy brasses for the children’s brass rubbing activities in the White Hall Barn.
- Plough Day Application Forms
All application forms are now available on the museum website.
The forms that traders, caterers, exhibitors and non-profit/charitable organisations must complete and return to the museum in order to be able to participate in Plough Day 2023 are now available for download from Plough Day Event. Note that the forms must be returned to the museum by 31-July-2023.
- Coronation Tea Party
There is a coronation afternoon tea party at the museum.
To celebrate the coronation of King Charles III there is a tea party at the Museum. See Coronation Afternoon Tea for details.
- Popup Science Centre
CSC’s STEM in the Fens is coming to the museum.
The Cambridge Science Centre’s Popup Science Centre will be at the museum from April through June 2023. See the STEM in the Fens event for details of dates and times and the centre’s website https://www.cambridgesciencecentre.org/ for further information.
- Fenland Historical Talks
Details of the 2023 series of fenland historical talks organised by the museum are now available. See the Events Calendar for August for more information.
- Charity Event at the Museum
We have added a motor bike ride out event in aid of the Mayor of Ramsey’s charities to the museum’s event calendar. See Events for full details.
- Date Change – Ford Corsair Owners Club Event
Please note that the date of this event has changed. It is now the weekend of the 24th and 25th of June.
- Museum Re-opening