News and Events

Museum Town Trail

One of our 5 posts, the one outside Clare Co-op was knocked down recently when a car mounted the pavement. The good news is that all 5 posts are to be renewed as part of the project for Clare Castle Country Park. And 2 new posts will be added, one in the Park and the Continue Reading »


Congratulations to Clare Castle Country Park !

The Park has just been awarded £1.5 million for its major improvement plan. Included will be an upgraded Town Trail, planned with the Museum. The 5 posts around town will be joined by 2 new ones; Clare’s most important buildings will each have pavement markers in the form of the Clare arms; an informative leaflet Continue Reading »


Tours for 2018

Saturday 28 July, as part of Clare’s Summer Festival, a free tour of Clare Priory and Clare Parish Church will begin at 11am from Clare Castle Country Park car park. 1.5 hours. Saturday 11 August, a free tour of Clare Castle and Clare Castle Country Park will begin at 11am from the Clare Castle car Continue Reading »


New book on Clare in the 11th century

Clare’s history under the Saxons and earliest Normans still holds many mysteries. This book gathers our known information into a readable, illustrated book, written by Anne Davies. £3.00 in the Museum or Harris & Harris Books in Clare.


The Treasure Trail is back

Once again the Museum is offering a Treasure Trail questionnaire. Aimed at those under 16, it is also available to other visitors. A small prize awaits those who complete it.


New exhibition: The Story of Clare

The distinctiveness of the small town of Clare Suffolk. The Story of Clare has 10 chapters, covering Clare Castle, the de Clares and their close relationship to English kings and queens, the de Clares who took part in Magna Carta, Elizabeth de Burgh Lady of Clare in the 14th century, Clare Common, Schools in Clare, Continue Reading »


New book on Clare Market

The market in Clare is very old and it was once very much larger than the current Market Hill. Its story is told in a new 16-page illustrated pamphlet that explains its former extent. Infill buildings once ran down the middle of the A1092, including a market cross at the southern end. Open at ground Continue Reading »


Clare’s War Memorial has been listed

News arrived just before 2016’s Armistice Day that our War Memorial has been given a Grade II listing by Historic England. Its stonework was recently renewed, and it stands in the middle of Market Hill here in Clare.


Magna Carta 2015 plaque in our garden

Clare’s 2015 celebrations included the production of a splendid carved wooden plaque made by Steve Woricker. It has now been installed in the Museum’s garden on High Street Clare, on the post that holds the old Clare town sign, for all visitors to see. The plaque holds the logo of Magna Carta in Clare, and Continue Reading »


Clare War Memorial names

Recent research by Tony Pringle on all those memorialized on the Clare War Memorial for WWI and WWII has been deposited in the Museum. It is also on the website www.undyingmemory.net. Anyone with further information, or wanting to find out about a relative or friend is welcome to visit the Museum.


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