Southern Counties Costume Group Tour

FOURTEEN members of the Southern Counties Costume Group were given a conducted tour of the Museum and its extensive costume collection on the afternoon of Saturday, April 21st. Collectively, the group has extensive knowledge of the history of costume and visits collections across the region. Group members visiting the museum were drawn from as far … Read more

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

Sept Outing: Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park – Tuesday 4th September

Outing to Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park on Tuesday 4th September. The garden covers 35 Acres with landscaped areas and woodland settings. Explore the gardens. Bring a picnic or there is a cafe and a restaurant. We will then move on at 2.15 pm to explore Dorney Court, a beautiful English Manor House set in … Read more