The exhibitions tell the story of Clare. In 2007 , Clare Ancient House featured the famous medieval Clare Reliquary Cross found in the Castle grounds. Subsequent exhibitions included Clare Common -the Iron Age fort; Churches – religious and political upheavals; the Agricultural Depression 1875-1900 – effects and changes on peoples’ lives; our famous resident Elizabeth de Burgh (of the de Clare family and foundress of Clare College, Cambridge).
Currently the panels cover all parts of the Clare story and the cases feature artefacts from the collection of Doris Gregory who lived in Clare throughout most of the 20th century.
Recent archaeological excavations in Clare Castle discovered several Saxon and many medieval artefacts. The best will be displayed for the 2019 and later seasons.
Our rolling display of historic photographs of the buildings, people and events of Clare.
For additional information about admission, opening hours, access, facilities and learning opportunities, please visit the museum website.
26 High Street
Clare Suffolk CO10 8NY