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|Address: ||Bedford Museum, Castle Lane, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3XD|
|Postcode: ||MK40 3XD|
|Telephone: ||01234 353323|
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With its emphasis clearly focused on the local community the Social History collections reflect both the home and working environments of the people of north Bedfordshire. The collections of some 20,000 items cover the wide range of domestic, corporate, military and agricultural life as well as local crafts and industries.
The lives of earlier inhabitants of north Bedfordshire are interpreted through the Archaeology collections. They range from the flint tools and hand axes of the Palaeolithic to the more recent past in Medieval times. The museum holds a good numismatics collection of coins, tokens, jettons, medals and medallions.
Open Tuesday - Saturday 11.00am - 5.00pm. Sundays & Bank Holiday Monday 2.00-5.00pm last admission 4.45pm. Closed on Mondays, Good Friday, Christmas and New Year.