Bring your family on a voyage of discovery through the ages. The centrepiece of the Gallery is our famous Bronze Age Sewn Plank Boat or “Brigg Raft” as it is more commonly known.
One of only two on display in the country, you can see how this amazing 3,000 year old ancient relic was made, what it was used for and where it was found. It is a national treasure and not to be missed.
Throughout this gallery you can view locally unearthed Roman and Anglo Saxon artefacts and Interpretation Boards chart the rich and diverse history of Brigg and the Ancholme Valley.
Our experienced volunteers are on hand to explain the artefacts and answer any questions you may have.
Activities and dressing up in period costume will keep our younger visitors occupied.
Although our second gallery begins with Henry VIII’s visit to Kettleby Hall near Brigg with Catherine Howard in 1541, this gallery offers the visitor the chance to see how Brigg, the Ancholme Valley and its people progressed through the centuries to the modern day.
Containing a snapshot of momentous events in local history such as the draining of the Ancholme Valley, the coming of the railways, local businesses, the part played locally during the World Wars and our schools in days gone by to name just a few of the subjects covered, this gallery offers something for everyone.
Our display cabinets showcase local exhibits full of interest, some on display for the first time.
Both galleries have been arranged and displayed by North Lincolnshire Museum Services.
Our small but very popular Costume Gallery currently has an exhibition of ladies undergarments from a bygone age. Be prepared to be amazed and grateful we don’t wear such items today!
The items displayed are provided by North Lincolnshire Museum from the Normanby Hall costume collection.