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  • CONVERTED LANTERN

    This unique lantern was originally a coopered oak spirit keg but it has been converted by the additi...

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    Published: 09/2017

    CONVERTED LANTERN

    This unique lantern was originally a coopered oak spirit keg but it has been converted by the addition of an oak top and horn panels with a circular iron candle holder.

  • MYSTERIOUS HINDU FIGURE

    This copper alloy statue shows a woman wearing a short-sleeved bodice worn under a sari called a cho...

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    Published: 09/2017

    MYSTERIOUS HINDU FIGURE

    This copper alloy statue shows a woman wearing a short-sleeved bodice worn under a sari called a choli.

  • SQUARE WOOD TRENCHER

    In the 17th Century you would have eaten your pies off one of these! They were used by the servants

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    Published: 09/2017

    SQUARE WOOD TRENCHER

    In the 17th Century you would have eaten your pies off one of these! They were used by the servants

  • PAINTING OF THE THE WRECK O...

    Painting of the The Wreck of the Buckland, 1755

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    Published: 09/2017

    PAINTING OF THE THE WRECK OF THE BUCKLAND, 1755

    Painting of the The Wreck of the Buckland, 1755

  • CROSS STITCH SAMPLE

    Made by Fanny May Aged 9 Years, probably in the 1800s, and on display in our Farmhouse Gallery.

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    Published: 09/2017

    CROSS STITCH SAMPLE

    Made by Fanny May Aged 9 Years, probably in the 1800s, and on display in our Farmhouse Gallery.

  • TANTALISING TOBY JUG

    It’s made of wooden peg and stitched leather materials and dates from before 1750 and depicts a man ...

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    Published: 09/2017

    TANTALISING TOBY JUG

    It’s made of wooden peg and stitched leather materials and dates from before 1750 and depicts a man in a three pointed hat and long coat drinking a flagon of ale.

  • 19TH CENTURY SPIT ROTATOR

    This unusual fireside clockwork mechanism was used for turning a spit. The spit itself was used for ...

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    Published: 09/2017

    19TH CENTURY SPIT ROTATOR

    This unusual fireside clockwork mechanism was used for turning a spit. The spit itself was used for rotisserie roasting meat before an open fire.

  • TRIASSIC REPTILE FOOTPRINTS

    During the Triassic Period most of Britain was covered in Dessert Sand. It was the result the world’...

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    Published: 09/2017

    TRIASSIC REPTILE FOOTPRINTS

    During the Triassic Period most of Britain was covered in Dessert Sand. It was the result the world’s worst mass extinction event ever.

  • NILE CLAY CYLINDER JAR

    Cylinder jar made of Nile clay with a thumb dent of the Ancient Egyptian potter on it! At over 4000 ...

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    Published: 09/2017

    NILE CLAY CYLINDER JAR

    Cylinder jar made of Nile clay with a thumb dent of the Ancient Egyptian potter on it! At over 4000 years old, this a real link to a person in the past.

  • RAMESSES STATUE

    This impressive sculpture stands in our hallway and welcomes visitors to our museum.

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    Published: 09/2017

    RAMESSES STATUE

    This impressive sculpture stands in our hallway and welcomes visitors to our museum.

  • PSAMTEK ANKH

    This week’s object of the week has been chosen by Shaldon Primary School. Following one of our educa...

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    Published: 09/2017

    PSAMTEK ANKH

    This week’s object of the week has been chosen by Shaldon Primary School. Following one of our education workshops they chose the boy mummy Psamtek Ankh as their most favourite artefact in the museum.

  • CHINESE SUNGLASSES

    These sunglasses are around 200 years old and have wooden frames with lenses made from gauze mesh. T...

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    Published: 09/2017

    CHINESE SUNGLASSES

    These sunglasses are around 200 years old and have wooden frames with lenses made from gauze mesh. They are part of our Paget-Blake collection and came from the residence of the Red Button Mandarin, Zhenjiang sometime before 1842. The newspaper pictured below is an issue of the Peking Gazette from that year.

  • CURIOUS KATARI

    This is a Katari (Boomerang) from Gujurat, Western India. Boomerangs are not just an Australian Abor...

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    Published: 09/2017

    CURIOUS KATARI

    This is a Katari (Boomerang) from Gujurat, Western India. Boomerangs are not just an Australian Aborigine invention, similar wooden hunting implements can be found in cultures from all over the world.

  • FAWCETT''S SCHOOL BOOKS

    Object of the Week: Torquay-born explorer Percy Fawcett's school books from Newton Abbot College, 18...

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    Published: 09/2017

    FAWCETT''S SCHOOL BOOKS

    Object of the Week: Torquay-born explorer Percy Fawcett's school books from Newton Abbot College, 1880. Percy Fawcett went onto become world famous looking for the Lost City of Z in the Amazon Jungle in 1925, as seen in the Hollywood movie of his life starring Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson. He is also the likely inspiration for Indiana Jones.

  • SICÁN CERAMIC VESSEL

    This unique Sicán, or Lambayeque, pot is on display in our latest exhibition The Lost City of Z: Sec...

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    Published: 09/2017

    SICÁN CERAMIC VESSEL

    This unique Sicán, or Lambayeque, pot is on display in our latest exhibition The Lost City of Z: Secrets of the Fawcett Archive. Native to the North East of Peru the Sican Civilisation used these vessels for a variety of functions including storage and cooking.

  • GHANAIAN GOLD WEIGHT

    This tiny Ghanaian Gold weighing weight shows a man shaping bark into a bowl. c1860. The 3cm tall we...

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    Published: 09/2017

    GHANAIAN GOLD WEIGHT

    This tiny Ghanaian Gold weighing weight shows a man shaping bark into a bowl. c1860. The 3cm tall weight is made from cast copper alloy was used for weighing gold and shows a lone man cutting bark in to the shape of a bowl.

  • PAPUA NEW GUINEAN PADDLE

    Picture shows a unique carved Kokorra Spirit Figures on a Papua New Guinean Paddle c1850. Part of t...

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    Published: 09/2017

    PAPUA NEW GUINEAN PADDLE

    Picture shows a unique carved Kokorra Spirit Figures on a Papua New Guinean Paddle c1850. Part of the Paget-Blake Collection and on show in Explorers Gallery at Torquay Museum.

  • SHARK TOOTH SKIN CUTTER

    Shark Tooth Skin Cutter from Kirbati (formerly Gilbert Islands c1860) for creating scarification and...

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    Published: 09/2017

    SHARK TOOTH SKIN CUTTER

    Shark Tooth Skin Cutter from Kirbati (formerly Gilbert Islands c1860) for creating scarification and tattoos. The item forms part of our Micronesia and Polynesia tattooing archive and is from our Swayne Collection.

  • NEANDERTHAL SKULL

    Known as the 'Old Man' of La Chapelle-aux-Saints he was found in Southern France and is about 50,000...

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    Published: 09/2017

    NEANDERTHAL SKULL

    Known as the 'Old Man' of La Chapelle-aux-Saints he was found in Southern France and is about 50,000 years old.

  • BIFACIAL TOOL

    These flints rank as some of the most important primitive stone tools ever discovered. They were exc...

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    Published: 09/2017

    BIFACIAL TOOL

    These flints rank as some of the most important primitive stone tools ever discovered. They were excavated by our founder William Pengelly at Kents Cavern and recorded in 1880.

DAILY INSPIRATION
  • TANTALISING TOBY JUG

    It’s made of wooden peg and stitched leather materials and dates from before 1750 and depicts a man ...

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    Published: 09/2017

    TANTALISING TOBY JUG

    It’s made of wooden peg and stitched leather materials and dates from before 1750 and depicts a man in a three pointed hat and long coat drinking a flagon of ale.

  • 19TH CENTURY SPIT ROTATOR

    This unusual fireside clockwork mechanism was used for turning a spit. The spit itself was used for ...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    19TH CENTURY SPIT ROTATOR

    This unusual fireside clockwork mechanism was used for turning a spit. The spit itself was used for rotisserie roasting meat before an open fire.

  • TRIASSIC REPTILE FOOTPRINTS

    During the Triassic Period most of Britain was covered in Dessert Sand. It was the result the world’...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    TRIASSIC REPTILE FOOTPRINTS

    During the Triassic Period most of Britain was covered in Dessert Sand. It was the result the world’s worst mass extinction event ever.

  • NILE CLAY CYLINDER JAR

    Cylinder jar made of Nile clay with a thumb dent of the Ancient Egyptian potter on it! At over 4000 ...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    NILE CLAY CYLINDER JAR

    Cylinder jar made of Nile clay with a thumb dent of the Ancient Egyptian potter on it! At over 4000 years old, this a real link to a person in the past.

  • RAMESSES STATUE

    This impressive sculpture stands in our hallway and welcomes visitors to our museum.

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    Published: 09/2017

    RAMESSES STATUE

    This impressive sculpture stands in our hallway and welcomes visitors to our museum.

  • PSAMTEK ANKH

    This week’s object of the week has been chosen by Shaldon Primary School. Following one of our educa...

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    Published: 09/2017

    PSAMTEK ANKH

    This week’s object of the week has been chosen by Shaldon Primary School. Following one of our education workshops they chose the boy mummy Psamtek Ankh as their most favourite artefact in the museum.

  • CHINESE SUNGLASSES

    These sunglasses are around 200 years old and have wooden frames with lenses made from gauze mesh. T...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    CHINESE SUNGLASSES

    These sunglasses are around 200 years old and have wooden frames with lenses made from gauze mesh. They are part of our Paget-Blake collection and came from the residence of the Red Button Mandarin, Zhenjiang sometime before 1842. The newspaper pictured below is an issue of the Peking Gazette from that year.

  • CURIOUS KATARI

    This is a Katari (Boomerang) from Gujurat, Western India. Boomerangs are not just an Australian Abor...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    CURIOUS KATARI

    This is a Katari (Boomerang) from Gujurat, Western India. Boomerangs are not just an Australian Aborigine invention, similar wooden hunting implements can be found in cultures from all over the world.

  • FAWCETT''S SCHOOL BOOKS

    Object of the Week: Torquay-born explorer Percy Fawcett's school books from Newton Abbot College, 18...

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    Published: 09/2017

    FAWCETT''S SCHOOL BOOKS

    Object of the Week: Torquay-born explorer Percy Fawcett's school books from Newton Abbot College, 1880. Percy Fawcett went onto become world famous looking for the Lost City of Z in the Amazon Jungle in 1925, as seen in the Hollywood movie of his life starring Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson. He is also the likely inspiration for Indiana Jones.

  • SICÁN CERAMIC VESSEL

    This unique Sicán, or Lambayeque, pot is on display in our latest exhibition The Lost City of Z: Sec...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    SICÁN CERAMIC VESSEL

    This unique Sicán, or Lambayeque, pot is on display in our latest exhibition The Lost City of Z: Secrets of the Fawcett Archive. Native to the North East of Peru the Sican Civilisation used these vessels for a variety of functions including storage and cooking.

  • GHANAIAN GOLD WEIGHT

    This tiny Ghanaian Gold weighing weight shows a man shaping bark into a bowl. c1860. The 3cm tall we...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    GHANAIAN GOLD WEIGHT

    This tiny Ghanaian Gold weighing weight shows a man shaping bark into a bowl. c1860. The 3cm tall weight is made from cast copper alloy was used for weighing gold and shows a lone man cutting bark in to the shape of a bowl.

  • PAPUA NEW GUINEAN PADDLE

    Picture shows a unique carved Kokorra Spirit Figures on a Papua New Guinean Paddle c1850. Part of t...

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    Published: 09/2017

    PAPUA NEW GUINEAN PADDLE

    Picture shows a unique carved Kokorra Spirit Figures on a Papua New Guinean Paddle c1850. Part of the Paget-Blake Collection and on show in Explorers Gallery at Torquay Museum.

  • SHARK TOOTH SKIN CUTTER

    Shark Tooth Skin Cutter from Kirbati (formerly Gilbert Islands c1860) for creating scarification and...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    SHARK TOOTH SKIN CUTTER

    Shark Tooth Skin Cutter from Kirbati (formerly Gilbert Islands c1860) for creating scarification and tattoos. The item forms part of our Micronesia and Polynesia tattooing archive and is from our Swayne Collection.

  • NEANDERTHAL SKULL

    Known as the 'Old Man' of La Chapelle-aux-Saints he was found in Southern France and is about 50,000...

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    Published: 09/2017

    NEANDERTHAL SKULL

    Known as the 'Old Man' of La Chapelle-aux-Saints he was found in Southern France and is about 50,000 years old.

  • BIFACIAL TOOL

    These flints rank as some of the most important primitive stone tools ever discovered. They were exc...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    BIFACIAL TOOL

    These flints rank as some of the most important primitive stone tools ever discovered. They were excavated by our founder William Pengelly at Kents Cavern and recorded in 1880.

  • PENGELLY''S PRISM

    The Prism shown is number 3411 which was excavated in 1870 and is on display in our Ancestors Galler...

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    Published: 09/2017

    PENGELLY''S PRISM

    The Prism shown is number 3411 which was excavated in 1870 and is on display in our Ancestors Gallery

  • WHALE BONE

    These Grey Whale vertebrae bones were found locally at Petitor and Babbacombe Beaches.

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    Published: 09/2017

    WHALE BONE

    These Grey Whale vertebrae bones were found locally at Petitor and Babbacombe Beaches.

  • BIRD BONE NEEDLE, KENTS CAV...

    William Pengelly is synonymous with Torquay Museum, having helped found the institution in 1874 and ...

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    Published: 09/2017

    BIRD BONE NEEDLE, KENTS CAVERN

    William Pengelly is synonymous with Torquay Museum, having helped found the institution in 1874 and its earlier incarnation as Torquay Natural History Society in 1844.

CAVE COLLECTIONS
  • NEANDERTHAL SKULL

    Known as the 'Old Man' of La Chapelle-aux-Saints he was found in Southern France and is about 50,000...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    NEANDERTHAL SKULL

    Known as the 'Old Man' of La Chapelle-aux-Saints he was found in Southern France and is about 50,000 years old.

  • BIFACIAL TOOL

    These flints rank as some of the most important primitive stone tools ever discovered. They were exc...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    BIFACIAL TOOL

    These flints rank as some of the most important primitive stone tools ever discovered. They were excavated by our founder William Pengelly at Kents Cavern and recorded in 1880.

  • PENGELLY''S PRISM

    The Prism shown is number 3411 which was excavated in 1870 and is on display in our Ancestors Galler...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    PENGELLY''S PRISM

    The Prism shown is number 3411 which was excavated in 1870 and is on display in our Ancestors Gallery

  • WHALE BONE

    These Grey Whale vertebrae bones were found locally at Petitor and Babbacombe Beaches.

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    Published: 09/2017

    WHALE BONE

    These Grey Whale vertebrae bones were found locally at Petitor and Babbacombe Beaches.

  • BIRD BONE NEEDLE, KENTS CAV...

    William Pengelly is synonymous with Torquay Museum, having helped found the institution in 1874 and ...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    BIRD BONE NEEDLE, KENTS CAVERN

    William Pengelly is synonymous with Torquay Museum, having helped found the institution in 1874 and its earlier incarnation as Torquay Natural History Society in 1844.

EXPLORERS
  • MYSTERIOUS HINDU FIGURE

    This copper alloy statue shows a woman wearing a short-sleeved bodice worn under a sari called a cho...

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    Published: 09/2017

    MYSTERIOUS HINDU FIGURE

    This copper alloy statue shows a woman wearing a short-sleeved bodice worn under a sari called a choli.

  • CHINESE SUNGLASSES

    These sunglasses are around 200 years old and have wooden frames with lenses made from gauze mesh. T...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    CHINESE SUNGLASSES

    These sunglasses are around 200 years old and have wooden frames with lenses made from gauze mesh. They are part of our Paget-Blake collection and came from the residence of the Red Button Mandarin, Zhenjiang sometime before 1842. The newspaper pictured below is an issue of the Peking Gazette from that year.

  • CURIOUS KATARI

    This is a Katari (Boomerang) from Gujurat, Western India. Boomerangs are not just an Australian Abor...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    CURIOUS KATARI

    This is a Katari (Boomerang) from Gujurat, Western India. Boomerangs are not just an Australian Aborigine invention, similar wooden hunting implements can be found in cultures from all over the world.

  • FAWCETT''S SCHOOL BOOKS

    Object of the Week: Torquay-born explorer Percy Fawcett's school books from Newton Abbot College, 18...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    FAWCETT''S SCHOOL BOOKS

    Object of the Week: Torquay-born explorer Percy Fawcett's school books from Newton Abbot College, 1880. Percy Fawcett went onto become world famous looking for the Lost City of Z in the Amazon Jungle in 1925, as seen in the Hollywood movie of his life starring Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson. He is also the likely inspiration for Indiana Jones.

  • SICÁN CERAMIC VESSEL

    This unique Sicán, or Lambayeque, pot is on display in our latest exhibition The Lost City of Z: Sec...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    SICÁN CERAMIC VESSEL

    This unique Sicán, or Lambayeque, pot is on display in our latest exhibition The Lost City of Z: Secrets of the Fawcett Archive. Native to the North East of Peru the Sican Civilisation used these vessels for a variety of functions including storage and cooking.

  • GHANAIAN GOLD WEIGHT

    This tiny Ghanaian Gold weighing weight shows a man shaping bark into a bowl. c1860. The 3cm tall we...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    GHANAIAN GOLD WEIGHT

    This tiny Ghanaian Gold weighing weight shows a man shaping bark into a bowl. c1860. The 3cm tall weight is made from cast copper alloy was used for weighing gold and shows a lone man cutting bark in to the shape of a bowl.

  • PAPUA NEW GUINEAN PADDLE

    Picture shows a unique carved Kokorra Spirit Figures on a Papua New Guinean Paddle c1850. Part of t...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    PAPUA NEW GUINEAN PADDLE

    Picture shows a unique carved Kokorra Spirit Figures on a Papua New Guinean Paddle c1850. Part of the Paget-Blake Collection and on show in Explorers Gallery at Torquay Museum.

  • SHARK TOOTH SKIN CUTTER

    Shark Tooth Skin Cutter from Kirbati (formerly Gilbert Islands c1860) for creating scarification and...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    SHARK TOOTH SKIN CUTTER

    Shark Tooth Skin Cutter from Kirbati (formerly Gilbert Islands c1860) for creating scarification and tattoos. The item forms part of our Micronesia and Polynesia tattooing archive and is from our Swayne Collection.

HISTORY COLLECTION
  • TRIASSIC REPTILE FOOTPRINTS

    During the Triassic Period most of Britain was covered in Dessert Sand. It was the result the world’...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    TRIASSIC REPTILE FOOTPRINTS

    During the Triassic Period most of Britain was covered in Dessert Sand. It was the result the world’s worst mass extinction event ever.

  • NILE CLAY CYLINDER JAR

    Cylinder jar made of Nile clay with a thumb dent of the Ancient Egyptian potter on it! At over 4000 ...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    NILE CLAY CYLINDER JAR

    Cylinder jar made of Nile clay with a thumb dent of the Ancient Egyptian potter on it! At over 4000 years old, this a real link to a person in the past.

  • RAMESSES STATUE

    This impressive sculpture stands in our hallway and welcomes visitors to our museum.

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    RAMESSES STATUE

    This impressive sculpture stands in our hallway and welcomes visitors to our museum.

  • PSAMTEK ANKH

    This week’s object of the week has been chosen by Shaldon Primary School. Following one of our educa...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    PSAMTEK ANKH

    This week’s object of the week has been chosen by Shaldon Primary School. Following one of our education workshops they chose the boy mummy Psamtek Ankh as their most favourite artefact in the museum.

OLD DEVON FARMHOUSE COLLECTION
  • CONVERTED LANTERN

    This unique lantern was originally a coopered oak spirit keg but it has been converted by the additi...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    CONVERTED LANTERN

    This unique lantern was originally a coopered oak spirit keg but it has been converted by the addition of an oak top and horn panels with a circular iron candle holder.

  • SQUARE WOOD TRENCHER

    In the 17th Century you would have eaten your pies off one of these! They were used by the servants

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    SQUARE WOOD TRENCHER

    In the 17th Century you would have eaten your pies off one of these! They were used by the servants

  • PAINTING OF THE THE WRECK O...

    Painting of the The Wreck of the Buckland, 1755

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    Published: 09/2017

    PAINTING OF THE THE WRECK OF THE BUCKLAND, 1755

    Painting of the The Wreck of the Buckland, 1755

  • CROSS STITCH SAMPLE

    Made by Fanny May Aged 9 Years, probably in the 1800s, and on display in our Farmhouse Gallery.

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    CROSS STITCH SAMPLE

    Made by Fanny May Aged 9 Years, probably in the 1800s, and on display in our Farmhouse Gallery.

  • TANTALISING TOBY JUG

    It’s made of wooden peg and stitched leather materials and dates from before 1750 and depicts a man ...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    TANTALISING TOBY JUG

    It’s made of wooden peg and stitched leather materials and dates from before 1750 and depicts a man in a three pointed hat and long coat drinking a flagon of ale.

  • 19TH CENTURY SPIT ROTATOR

    This unusual fireside clockwork mechanism was used for turning a spit. The spit itself was used for ...

      0.0 (0)

    Published: 09/2017

    19TH CENTURY SPIT ROTATOR

    This unusual fireside clockwork mechanism was used for turning a spit. The spit itself was used for rotisserie roasting meat before an open fire.