The Modern Games and a sailing champion

Rutland County Museum, Catmose Street, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HW
Telephone01572 758440
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    To mark the 2024 Olympic Games in France, Rutland County Museum’s special exhibition highlights the Games history and the achievements of a young sailor, who won silver in the 1996 Atlanta Games.

    John Merricks was a young talent from Rutland Water Sailing Club, who’s amazing sporting career was tragically cut short in a car accident a year after winning his Olympic medal.

    The highlight of the exhibition is his Olympic medal, a recent donation by his family to the museum permanent collection, along with some of his official Olympic costume and ephemera.

    Opening Times

    Date From: 06/07/2024

    Date To: 28/09/2024

    Contact Details

    Tel (1): 01572 758440

    Email: [email protected]


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