Castle Donington museum was founded in 1994 to save and record our history.
The village, situated on the escarpment overlooking the Trent valley, has existed for more than 1,000 years and is mentioned in Domesday book. Our history goes back to long before the Norman Conquest, with evidence of Romans, Saxons and Vikings.
The museum is fully accredited, award winning and run entirely by volunteers.
Castle Donington Museum has been at the 17th century Stone House, a Grade II listed building, since 2000. Each year a new exhibition illustrates different aspects of life and history of Castle Donington over the centuries.
The Stone House was built in the mid-1600s and has been the home of the Museum since 2000.
Grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other sponsors have enabled us to create a good working environment providing the conditions necessary for the proper care of the Museum’s collection.