Museum

The refurbishment of the information, retail and cafe areas of the Visitor Centre is now complete and the opening of the Museum is scheduled for August 9, 2017.  Some of the displays shown below will be reinstated but there will also be new displays and interpretations of the Museum’s collection of artefacts, photographs and documents.  In the longer term it is hoped to apply for grant funding in order to create a flexible display area within the museum which can be altered on a more regular basis, to reflect for instance seasons, festivals, anniversaries, and notable local characters.

Some of the displays on view in 2016 showcasing items from the Museum’s collection.

DISPLAYS

The museum’s collection of artefacts, photographs and documents provide a rich resource for displays created by CHS members to commemorate special events and highlight the Museum’s collection.

World War 1 Exhibition 2014

The CHS Exhibition featuring the memories & photos of the people of Castleton during World War 1 was opened on August 1st by Mary Bagley of PDNPA & Peter Harrison of the CHS.  This project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and gathered together a varied collection of material about the village during the war.

Anyone who was not able to see the exhibition or would like to see it again can browse through the posters via this link Castleton’s Men at War.

The children of Castleton Primary School made a contribution to the exhibition with their own work, shown below, inspired by the theme of ‘Poppies’.

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 2014 Castleton Christmas Tree Festival
In 2014 our contribution to the annual Christmas Tree Festival at St Edmunds Church remembered World War One with a theme of Christmas Cards from the war years. The source of the text regarding the Christmas truce on the front line and images for our decorations was “Picture Postcards from the Great War 1914-1918” by Tony Allen.