On April 8th we received an auction catalogue from Woolley and Wallis in Salisbury. Included in the sale were a collection of silver spoons, made in Barnstaple in the 16th and 17th centuries. We were very excited, but we had to move fast as the sale was only 9 days away. We already have in … Continue reading 41: A spoonful of history
One of the important parts of our new extension is the new Learning Room upstairs. For the first time we will be able to talk to a whole class of children in one space, and the room will also be available for booking by outside groups such as the North Devon Archaeological Society. It will … Continue reading 40: IKEA saves the day!
During the time the museum has been closed for redevelopment our volunteers have not been idle. Even though we are only operating a limited font of house service, and no tea-room at all, most of them are still working away. In fact, we have recruited many new volunteers, so that we get the equivalent of … Continue reading 39: Time for a trip