Berkswell Museum

 

Come and visit the Museum - itís free 

Berkswell Museum, the former district nurseís home.

A collection of various exhibits, all relating to the Parish of Berkswell, are  housed in a sixteenth century cottage which is situated at the rear of the Almshouses in the centre of the village. The cottage was until recently the house of the local district nurse.

The collection has been built up over the years since it was first opened in 1981 and consists of memorabilia, farm implements, tools and household items etc. together with Church and Parish documents. These have been loosely categorised in the four rooms. The collection also features three notable characters -Maud Watson, the Rectors daughter, who lived in what is now known as "The Well House', and was the first Ladies Singles Champion at Wimbledon; R.E.S. (Bob) Wyatt, England Cricket Captain for a number of years from 1934; and Jeremy Brett, actor son of Colonel and Mrs Huggins who lived at The Grange in Truggist Lane,  in film and on television, best known for his brilliant portrayal of Sherlock Holmes.

The Museum is open on Sunday afternoons 2.30 -5.30 p.m. at Easter, and then from 1st May to the first weekend in October.

 

For further information contact the Curator - Mrs Dee Tracey

 ( +44 (0) 1676 533014 or   +44 (0) 1676 534981