Historic moment for town’s museum

Towcester Museum.Left, John Prior, trustee and right, Juris Trede, volunteer.'121127M-E109
Towcester Museum.Left, John Prior, trustee and right, Juris Trede, volunteer.'121127M-E109

Historic figures from Towcester’s past will be on the roam this weekend as the town’s museum is officially opened.

The museum in Whitehorse Yard opened to visitors at the end of last year, but between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, July 27 the museum will host a ‘History Comes Alive Event’ as the Lady Juliet Townsend, Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire leads the official opening ceremony.

There will be activities for the whole family including face painting and games played by Roman children. Roman soldiers, Queen Boudicca, and Sir Richard Empson, Henry VII’s tax collector who was said to be the most hated man in Britain, will also be walking around the town.

Trustee Martin Johns said: “In many ways the history of Towcester is the history of our nation. The day will celebrate our fascinating history by bringing back to the town many famous people and characters from the past.”

The car park in Richmond Road will be free for visitors.