Welcome to Grantham Museum


The museum's aim is to educate, inform and inspire our visitors by showcasing the history and culture of Grantham and surrounding areas. The volunteer run charity strives to bring our collective heritage to life with physical exhibitions, interactive experiences and community events.

We are open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00. Booking is not required and admission is free for all. Please do, however, consider leaving us a small donation to help us continue creating new exhibitions and events for our community. Thank you.


The museum hosts exhibitions showcasing people and events throughout Grantham's history. Margaret Thatcher and Edith Smith each have a section that displays artifacts related to them as well as showing a timeline of their lives and careers. There is also an Isaac Newton section, which includes display cabinets, an apothecary shop, and several interactive activities for young and old alike. The Dambusters and other World War events are proudly presented with extensive information and an array of related items for visitors to view and interact with. We also host smaller exhibitions, such as the 1950’s Grantham miniature town model, St Sebastian’s Church silverware collection, the 2019 St Peter’s Hill archaeology dig, and more.

One of our newest features is the community cabinet (which is updated regularly) in which relics from townspeople and associations are presented for visitors to view. If you have stories to tell or relics that could be displayed, please feel free to contact us. We'd love to hear from you. Our most recent addition is the Grantham timeline which outlines significant local and worldwide events that are part of Grantham’s heritage. It is categorized into agriculture, industry, religion, governance, and major world events.

We also have a small gift shop located at the front of our museum. Visitors can purchase Grantham-branded bags and mugs, Margaret Thatcher mugs and coins, books, Grantham trump cards, Newton cradles, and more. Hot or cold drinks and biscuits can also be bought from our shop, for either takeaway or sit-in. Whilst enjoying your drink, you can read one of our books from our miniature library. We accept both cash and card payments.


We are situated on the Saint Peters Hill Green next to the Town Guildhall and South Kesteven Council offices. We are about 5 minutes away from the bus station and 15 minutes from the train station. Please refer to the map below for visual navigation the our museum.