Centenary tribute to Spike Milligan

DURING three months of research to produce the museum’s centenary tribute to Spike Milligan, volunteer Yvonne Cleland frequently found herself reduced to helpless mirth by the late comedian’s humour. No wonder that museum patron Eddie Izzard describes Spike as the “godfather of alternative comedy.” The illustrated tribute on the Sargent Gallery’s west wall has been … Read more

Museum thanks donor

The Centerpiece of the current display in the museum’s Costume and Social History gallery is a sombre black dress which is easily the most significant item in its extensive costume collection.  The mourning dress worn by Queen Victoria for the funeral in 1892 of her grandson the Duke of Clarence was previously on extended loan … Read more