Tours: The Stamford Museum and William Browne's Hospital Museum
- The Stamford Museum And William Browne's Hospital Museum |
The Stamford Museum explores the history of England's finest stone town. The town has escaped the ravages of the Industrial Revolution and the 20th Century and was declared England's first urban conservation area in 1967. The museum contains fascinating local history collections, including a new display about the coaching era; and the recently conserved ArtFunded portrait of Mr Daniel Lambert.
The hospital was founded by William Browne, a rich wool merchant of Stamford and built in 1475. It was established as a home and house of prayer for 12 poor men and 2 poor women with a warden and confrater. There is much to enjoy including magnificent stained glass windows in the chapel contemporary with the building and an oak table in the Audit Room made in 1583. The Summer Special Exhibition of work by the Stamford and Rutland Embroiderer's Guild will be of particular interest.