Warwickshire Museum and Cafe at Market Hall

Warwickshire Museum and Cafe at Market Hall

Built in 1670, it originally contained arches on all four walls (later converted to windows), to provide under-cover space for stalls.

In the 19th century, the archways were railed off, and the space was used for stocks. These were on wheels, and the offender had to pull them into the railed area before being locked into them.

The stocks were used as punishment for drunkenness as late as 1872.

The building is now a branch of Warwick County Museum, concentrating upon the history, natural history, archaeology and social history of Warwick and the surrounding area.

It also houses the World famous Sheldon Tapestry Map of Warwickshire, produced in tiny rural Barcheston.

Market Hall, which has recently been redeveloped by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has a small shop which offers a range of gifts to suit all ages and a cafe selling locally sourced coffee, teas, cakes and savouries.

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Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SA
+44 (0) 1926 412500
Car Park
New Street
Opening Times
Mondays : Closed Tuesdays Saturdays : 10.00am 5.00pm Sundays and Bank Holidays (April September only) : 10.00am 5.00pm
Vegetarian Family
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