Categories

Berkswell Museum

Berkswell museum was situated in a 16th Century Cottage, behind the Almshouses in Berkswell’s village centre and opened its’ doors to visitors for the first time in 1981. Unfortunately, the museum closed for business in 2016.

 


The museum had four rooms housing exhibits relating to the Parish of Berkswell including memorabilia, farm implements, tools, household items, Church and Parish documents. The collection featured famous past residents such as Maud Watson (the first Ladies Singles Champion at Wimbledon), former England cricket captain R.E.S. (Bob) Wyatt and Jeremy Brett, an actor best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes.

 

The Museum used to open on Sunday afternoons and Monday Bank Holidays, 2pm to 5pm from May until the first weekend in October. It also used to open at Easter.

 

For more details, the Berkswell and District History Group host a page at  http://www.berkswell-history.org/berkswellmuseum.html