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Browne’s Hospital Museum
Browne's Hospital is a fascinating and beautiful mediaeval building built in 1475 by rich wool merchant, William Browne. The hospital provided accommodation for 10 poor men and 2 poor women, with a Warden and a Confrater to look after them and minister to their spiritual needs.
Visitors may see the Common Room where the men lived, the Chantry Chapel with its famous stained-glass, the Audit Room upstairs and the Confrater's Sitting Room, all with original furnishings. The Special Exhibition this year is by the Rutland and Stamford Embroiderers' Guild with many items for sale.
The Hospital (never an infirmary) still has 12 residents now housed in cottages around the beautiful cloister garden.
During the summer months, the museum will be open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays from 11am-4pm, and on Sundays from 2pm until 4.30pm. Admission £2.50 (£2.) under 12s £1. All proceeds support the maintenance of the almshouse.
For more information: tel 01780 763153/763756, or Click here for the website
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