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 formerly the house of the local district nurse.
The collection has been built up over the years since it first opened in 1981 and consists of memorabilia, farm implements, tools and household items etc. 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 & 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 WILL BE REOPENING FOR 2013 ON EASTER DAY, MARCH 31ST
AND BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY APRIL 1ST FROM 2.30PM - 5.00PM
AFTERWARDS, THE FOLLOWING OPENING ARRANGEMENTS APPLY
The Museum is fully open Weekly on Sunday afternoons 2.00 - 5.00 pm
from the 4th of May to the first week of October
and Monthly on the first Saturday of each month 11.00am - 2.30pm
from the 4th May to the first week of October
Plus - Bank Holiday Mondays from 2.00pm - 5.00pm until the end of September
The Museum will also open on special request by contacting the number below
For further information phone 01676 522077 or by email (click here)