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Butcher Row House Museum

   
Address : Church Lane
Town/City : Ledbury
County : Herefordshire
Country : England
Post code : HR8 1DW
Phone : 01531 653069
Web Site :  wwwledburycivicsociety.org

The museum, in Church Lane, is one of a row of 15 burgage houses and shops, many of them butchers which ran down the middle of what is now the High Street. They were bought out by public subscription in 1830 and one or two were re-erected; this one used to be in the back garden of 14 High Street before moving to its current home.

 

 

heref butch1The Museum contains a wide variety of artifacts connected with the town as well as reproduction helmets and breastplates as worn in the Battle of Ledbury in 1645 and a small collection of musical instruments ranging from a 'hurdy-gurdy' to a Tibetan pipe fashioned from a thigh bone are among the varied items to be seen in the museum.

On show are bygones of all kinds. There is a collection of costume and much historical information available, including copies of historic documents.

The museum attracts around 14,000 visitors a year. It is open daily from 11am to 5pm from 1 April to 30 September and from 11am to 3pm in October. Admission is free but donations are very much welcomed from those who wish to show their appreciation of this volunteer run museum.

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