2 May 2002

A museum charting the history of foxhunting is to open in Melton Mowbray tomorrow

After 15 years of fundraising and campaigning, a foxhunting museum is to be opened tomorrow (3 May) in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

Funded largely by Heritage Lottery and local authorities, the museum tells the history of foxhunting and includes opinions both for and against the sport.

Many Horse & Hound readers were among those who subscribed to the project, to which was donated the proceeds of the 1990 Horse & Hound Ball.

The bulk of the displays chart the history of the sport in Leicestershire, where the famous Shire packs, the Quorn, Cottesmore and Belvoir, were founded in the 18th century.

Baroness Mallalieu, president of the Countryside Alliance, will perform the opening ceremony on Friday.

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