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Happy 90th Birthday: Babies of 1926
A small display to mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Visit the Museum before 3rd July and you will have the chance to see a quirky display that features baby's clothing and other baby-related ephemera from 1926 - the year the Queen was born.
The display features two knitted baby's bonnets from the 1920s (pictured) along with a 'coatee' and a glass feeding bottle which was used to feed babies juice and medicines. The bottle comes with it's original box, teat and cleaning brush!
Alexia Clark, Collections Officer noted "how pleased the Museum is at being able to mark Her Majesty's 90th birthday using objects that were being used locally in 1926."
The display also includes a doll that has a bisque head with hand-painted details such as the eyelashes and brows. The doll depicts the infant Princess Elizabeth and was manufactured in Germany. It was bought for young lady who lived in Stonehouse.
Alexia continued, "once again, we have been able to utilise the collections in store to tell another local story with a national connection. We'll let visitors decide whether the doll might have been a good likeness though!"
The bite-sized display is on in the Collectors' Room at the Museum until the 3rd July 2016.
Art Lovers Weekend at the Museum
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March are packed full of artistic exploration at the Museum in the Park!
Cathedral of Cloth: Celebrating 600 years of Ebley Mill
Thanks to a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, visitors will be able to step back in time to the sights and sounds of Ebley Mill for a dramatic new exhibition at The Museum in the Park in February 2018.
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.
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