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.
The problem is worse than expected
The crack in the West Room is indicated in the left picture and we were expecting some largely cosmetic repairs taking just a few days.
When the builders cut back the plaster they found that the West Room had been extended many years ago and there is no record, that we know of, of this extension taking place. The red arrow in the right picture shows the height of the original wall complete with Carr Stone facing, the extension is on the right. The attempt to key the extension into the existing building is woeful.
Following this discovery other minor cracks in the West Room walls have been investigated and some appaling brickwork has been revealed and further remdial work undertaken.
It was hoped to reopen on Saturday 15 April but this is not at all likely and it is now proposed to aim to reopen for the St George's Day Fayre on Sunday 23rd April. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest information.
Calling all Buffs Buffs
Commencing Saturday 21 January 2017
Exhibition of Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) with jewels from 1936 to 1979 and various other memorabilia
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.