The Old Rectory Museum

Set in the Medieval centre of Loughborough The Old Rectory building represents 800 years of the town’s heritage. Standing in its own grounds on Rectory Place on the edge of the modern town centre the Old Rectory represents a rare survival of a stone built 13th century manor house.

The home of the Rectors of All Saints Parish Church for most of its life it probably represents one of the oldest Rectories in the country. The building was rescued when what seemed to be an eighteenth and early nineteenth century house was being demolished in the 1960s.

The Old Rectory now houses a museum run by the Loughborough Archaeological and Historical Society.

We are open each Saturday 11am to 3pm from April to October. If you cannot visit us in person why not tour the building and view the exhibitions through this web site.

Award Winning Museum

The Old Rectory wins Collections Care & Development award in the 2012 Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Awards


New Exhibition 2017 Coming Soon

Missed something?

Don't worry if you've missed one of our many exhibitions here at The Old Rectory, we have a whole section dedicated to those.

This means you can still take a look into the life of the Elizabethans, or maybe learn a bit about some of the ex-inhabitants of the rectory in it's working days.

So even though there's nothing like visiting us in person, you need never miss another exhibition. See the exhibitions section.


We have created a section packed full of material for reference and for use in education.

Much of the material is provided in the popular PDF format for your convenience.

Please see our downloads section, and check back for updates.