Shipston Town Museum Opens

The highly anticipated refurbishment of the Shipston Town Museum is to be unveiled on 5th August.

The ribbon will be cut by local historian David Burge at the Old Clark House (West Street car park) and it will be Shipston’s first chance to see the revitalised museum, and learn about Shipston’s rich past and historical DNA.

Did you know that Shipston once had 29 pubs? Not all at the same time, of course. Most have disappeared over the years but our oldest, The Black Horse Inn, has been serving ale to locals for at least 500 years. Identifying these pubs has been the task of Martin Russell who has put together a location map and pictures as a special display at the Shipston Museum. And there will soon a lot more there to discover about the town’s buried past.

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