Museum of Orange Heritage Schomberg House
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A museum dedicated to sharing and exploring the history and traditions of the Orange Institution.
The Museum of Orange Heritage, Schomberg House, focuses on the history and traditions of the Orange Institution, beginning with the Glorious Revolution, and travels right through until the present day. There is also a strong focus on Orangeism around the world with a fascinating and exciting collection of artefacts to enhance the story of the Institution. The site aims to educate, encourage understanding, address negative perceptions and build confidence with all those that come to visit.
You can experience the Orange story through audio-visual and interactive facilities and view the stunning artefacts, dating from 1689.
On the ground floor you will find our reception, gift shop and café. The first floor will take you to the permanent exhibition space where you can view the Orange experience, as well as the temporary exhibition space which will showcase, throughout the year, different exhibits and workshops.
Some of the key artefacts that are on display at the Schomberg site include:
Paymasters General’s Book of Accounts
King William III’s saddlecloth
A letter written by King William III with signature and intact seals
The museum galleries are easily self-guided at the visitor’s own leisure. Alternatively, a guided tour of the galleries can be arranged. A guided tour usually takes between 60 and 90 minutes.
Guided tours can be arranged for groups of over 10 people. Bookings can be made via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (02890 701122) and made 6 weeks in advance.
Café at the Museum:
The Café at the Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 4pm. You can contact them on 07419 328776 or visit their Facebook page.
Lecture Room – Will host events, talks and is available to rent out.
Library – Located on the second floor of the building the library can be booked and used for genealogical enquiries.
Full disability access with a lift to museum galleries.