The March Museum was established by a group of prominent March people in 1972. Since 1977 it has been located in the former South District Infants School in the High Street, which was originally built in 1851 and is a Grade II listed building. Set up as a local folk museum there are a number of displays showing the life and times of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries including displays to represent a kitchen, parlour and nursery bedroom while the outside exhibits show a reconstructed working forge, a Fenland cottage and privy. A range of exhibits reflect the importance of the railway to the town and include the medals awarded to Benjamin Gimbert following the train explosion at Soham in June 1944. Other displays include items from the home, tools from a number of crafts of the town, clothing and radios from yesteryear and a range of war memorabilia. A wide range of local history documents, including Local Council Rate Books, are available for those involved serious research of their family or local history. Virtually all of the items in the Museum have been donated by local people for the benefit of subsequent generations.
March & District Museum
High Street., March, Cambridgeshire PE15 9JJ England
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