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March Museum as a School

The Museum as a school c 1900























Opening Hours: Wednesday and Saturday
10:30 - 15:30
All Year Except Christmas and New Year

Group Visits are available at other times, please visit the Group Visits page for more information.

Entry to the Museum is free however donations are much appreciated.


Ian Allan (1922 - 2015)

Transpotters alert

Exhibition of just a fraction of all the Railway books produced by Ian Allan organised by the B17 Trust

Battle of Jutland

Saturday 28th May to Saturday 11th June

One hundred years ago on 31st May 1916 the massive battleships of Britain and Germany clashed in a battle that at the time seemed inconclusive.

The result was the closure of the North Sea to German shipping preventing vital supplies, especially food, reaching Germany and by 1918 the German people were starving.

The exhibition will attempt to tell the story of a complicated strategic and tactical situation.

Beatrix Potter

Treasure hunt for children see our Fun learning page


Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network March is now here see March & District Photographic Archive.


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About the Museum

The March and District Museum Society was established, initially as an Historical Society, by a group of prominent March people in 1972. The Museum building was erected in 1851 by March Consolidated Charities as a girls' grammar school to be known as the South District Girls' School.  It was one of three Carr stone buildings in the town, probably built by Morton Peto, who was involved in the building of the March railway.

As the population of March grew the School Board School, which replaced the National School, fast became overcrowded and the girls' school became an annex for both boys and girls from the Board School. After 1904, when a new school for senior pupils was opened in Burrowmoor Road, it was used for both mixed infants and juniors. In 1934 because of the rapid increase in the population of the town, a new senior school was built in Robingoodfellow's Lane and the Burrowmoor School became the junior school. 

The Museum building then became the South District Infants School and remained so until the school closed in 1975. In 1976 the premises were purchased by March Town Council to be used as a Museum and was opened as such in 1977.

Set up as a local folk museum, there are a number of displays showing the life and times of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries and ongoing to the present day.

The museum is run by volunteers, and there are no paid staff. It is a registered Charity - number 286115. We are also accredited by the Museum, Libraries and Archives Council, accreditation number 672.