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Belford Museum


Belford Museum is located on the corner of Market Place and Church Street, in Belford. It is a volunteer-run museum and resource centre based in the 19th century Reading Room building. The museum was formally opened in October 2012 by the late Marjorie McDonald who had played a major role in preserving the village’s heritage. 

"The first records of Belford’s Reading Room go back to 1854, when the Squire, John Dixon Atkinson Clark, presented the building to the village with the intention of cultivating 'good feeling between different member of the community' - landlords, farmers and tradesmen. This building was significantly altered after the First World War, due both to a road widening scheme and to the determination of Gerard Leather of Middleton Hall, that the Reading Room should provide good facilities for the men who had returned from the war. It was equipped with a then ‘state of the art’ snooker room, a reading room which became the home of the Belford Branch of the Royal British Legion, kitchen facilities, and a flat for a resident caretaker." (Belford Museum Website)

Belford Museums, Archives, Galleries and Collections Market Place Church Street
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Belford Museum
- ."....This small, free, volunteer-run museum and resource centre is based in Belford’s historic Reading Room. Exhibitions about the men and women of Belford and how they lived their lives ...

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