Spalding Gentlemen's Society


Museum closure and event cancellation

The Museum is closed to the public

If you wish to send in enquiries by email please click the Contact tab to locate our email addresses.
There will be no more Open Days or organised group tours until further notice. Individuals wishing to conduct research should contact the curator or librarian who may be able to offer pre-booked appointments subject to restrictions and safety protocols shown in the Pandemic procedure for visitors
We will advise when it becomes possible to allow pre-booked group visits to resume but they will be highly restricted in number.


Our AGM will now take place on the 30th September at 10:30am. Due to the pandemic it will be a closed meeting attended by only the President and Secretary. Papers have been sent to members who may participate by Proxy only.


Cancellation of lectures, online Coffeehouse

We regret that our lecture programme for the rest of 2020 has been cancelled. We are running a series of Coffeehouse events on the online Zoom platform on the first Thursday of the month and will keep members informed by email.


Some good news !

The Arts Council has been distributing Emergency Grant funding on behalf of the National Lottery.
We are delighted to report that our bid to fund digitisation equipment has been successful. This will enable us to bring forward digitisation of our archive collections, keep our volunteers involved and enable work to continue remotely during the current emergency. 
Many thanks to the National Lottery and the members of the public who buy the lottery tickets.


Founded in 1710, the Society began as a group of gentlemen who came together to share and create knowledge.  Today, membership is open to anyone aged eighteen or over, irrespective of gender.

The Society boasts a long and interesting history. Our collections are incredibly varied – you can find anything from a hatpin to a range of firearms and cameras, beautiful glassware, an amazing selection of coins, medals and stamps, silverware and tableware – and a wonderful library.

The Society also arranges an important series of professional lectures on a wide range of subjects, which are open to the public. For further details, please click on the lectures tab.

If you have the chance to visit Spalding, please do contact us to arrange a tour of our wonderful building and see all the treasures within.


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