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New Exhibitions and Shop at Market Hall Museum

Museum display

1920’s The Age of Jazz, Life on the Land and Our Commonwealth on display now at Market Hall Museum.

Three brand new exhibitions have gone on display in Market Hall Museum this week for visitors to enjoy. The collections all relate to Warwickshire and there is also some interactives to bring the displays to life.
1920s The Age of Jazz case shows two beautiful 1920s dresses evoking the glamour of the era, including a cape, and fashionable 1920s evening coat. The cinema screen in the museum shows a vintage film of the Charleston being practised, and footage of iconic dancer and musician Josephine Baker. Visitors can also have a go on the Charleston dance mat!
Life on the Land: This case helps to uncover the hidden stories of the people who lived and worked the land in rural Warwickshire over the last 200 years. Included is a 19th century ‘Sunday best’ smock worn by Warwickshire farm worker, to a 1950s radio and knife steel set. Films relating to this display show the Coleshill farm of 1950s comedian Reg Dixon, and an innovative 1950s goat farm in Stretton-on-Dunsmore.

Our Commonwealth, This is a case study of Reuben Lynch a resident of Bidford-upon-Avon, who originally moved from Montserrat to the UK, as a child. Carefully selected items of Reuben’s are on display. There is also smells of Montserrat as chosen by Reuben available for visitors to try and guess. Excerpts from an interview with Reuben on his Commonwealth story are also play on the Cinema screen.

Along with the new displays Market Hall Shop has been expanded and refurbished to offer a new shopping experience in the heart of historic Warwick. From hand cut soaps, infused bath essences, and our beekeeper's local honey, to souvenirs, real fossils and toys. Explore our shop to find gifts for all the family.

Market Hall Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am - 5pm and is free entry

Published: 10th November 2022

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