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- Featured Collection - Prinknash Pottery
- Collections Policies
- World War One Commemoration Events
- 2014 - One Man's War
- 2015 - Technology and Innovation
- 2016 - The World at War
- 2017 - The Home Front
- 2018 - Medals, Souvenirs and Legacy
- Echoes in Enamel Project
- Stories from the Collection
- Trephined Skull
- Bragg Clock
- Beaker Boy
- Woolly Mammoths
- The Story of Animation in Stroud
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- The Gate to The Secret Garden Print
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- Secret Garden Public Photography Day 2013
- The first Walled Garden Residency by Quercus
- Only the Flame Remains: A Collection of Poems
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Remembering World War One - local stories, local impact
The Museum in the Park recently unveiled the first in a series of mini foyer showcase exhibitions which will explore the impact of World War One on the local community.
'One Man's War' tells the story of Samuel Watkins of Randwick, a mill hand worker who was conscripted to the army in 1916 and joined the Norfolk Regiment. He was based in Doncaster until April 1918 when he was transferred to the Lancashire Fusiliers and sent to the Front.
The display shows letters, postcards and photographs sent home by Samuel, official letters received by his wife Daisy and also Samuel's medals. Several of Samuel's letters have been transcribed, offering visitors a moving insight into some of the experience he had, friends he made, and the wrench of being far away from his loved ones.
One Man's War ends on 30th November 2014.
Also coming this week, two special events:
Saturday 8 November, 2pm – 4pm, £7 (£5 Museum Friends)
Poetry and Propaganda: Art and Literature of the First World War The Museum Friends have invited guest speaker Dr Phillipson to give this illuminating lecture as part of the Museum's World War One Commemoration programme. Dr Philipson is much in demand as a lecturer for the WEA and The American Museum in Bath. This fascinating lecture fuses art and literature and offers an unique insight into WW1.
Booking advised – call Stroud Tourist Information on 01453 760900 to book in advance, or buy tickets on the day at the Museum.
Sunday 9 November, 3pm, £8 (£6 Museum Friends)
Tommy Atkinds and the Canary Girl
Based on Gloucester Archive records, Tommy Atkins and The Canary Girl is a play focusing on the lives and experiences of women workers at the Gloucester munitions factory, and local soldiers, during the First World War – performed by the Spaniel In The Works Theatre Company. This moving play offers us a poignant insight into the devastating impact of the war on the ‘home front' nearly a century ago. Highly recommended.
Price includes refreshments after the play.
Booking necessary– call 0153 763394
December Deep Clean
It’s almost December and we’re once again getting that deep-clean feeling. The Museum will be closing its doors for 2017 from December 4, when we’ll be sprucing the place up for a reopening on New Year’s Day. Read on to find out more about exactly what we get up in this month of closing.
Walled Garden Highly Commended
We are delighted to announce that Austin Design Works have received an award from the Landscape Institute for the Walled Garden project, here at the Museum in the Park.
Museum work showcased
Some of the Museum's work has recently featured in two national reports.
Museum Collections Inspire New Book
A new picture book inspired by the Museum Collections is to be launched at Stroud Book Festival on 4 November 2017.
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