Exhibition on the history of farming at Rutland County Museum

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A museum is playing host to a free exhibition on the history of farming.

The Combine exhibition is on show at Rutland County Museum in Oakham from now until November 12.

The exhibition is the result of a heritage project celebrating the agricultural past of the East Midlands and has been set up by Derbyshire-based Junction Arts, with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It combines the history of Rutland, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire.

Researchers have trawled through museums and historic archives, visited farms and spoken to farmers during the project. Groups of young people have also been involved in the research.

The exhibition at Rutland County Museum takes all the research and presents it in a fascinating look at the region’s agricultural history.

The museum has also displayed a selection of agricultural hand tools from its reserve collection to complement the display.

Combine is on show at the museum on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free.