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Objects on Tour: Wessex Women
Our four partner museums have explored their collections and found objects that tell the untold stories of our region’s women and their past – from the unexpected to the ground-breaking and intriguing. These objects will be travelling between the 4 Museums until October 2020.
The four items touring at present are:
- Iron Age Pots discovered by archaeologist Maud Cunnington, from Wiltshire Museum
- Downton Lace Pillow, from Salisbury Museum
- Purbeck Stone Carvings by Elizabeth Muntz, from Dorset County Museum
- Granny Cousin’s Lantern and Bonnet, a Victorian “Knocker-upper”, from Poole Museum
If you have membership to any of the Wessex Museum Partnership Museums you have free entry to each Museum.
Wessex Museums comprises 4 Museums in our region, Dorset County, Poole, Salisbury and Wiltshire Museum, working together to tell the story of Dorset and Wiltshire. The aim is to share knowledge, artefacts and skills to a wider audience exploring the stories of Wessex and encouraging the communities around each museum to be involved and contribute.
Currently on display in our Museum is the Downton Lace Pillow from Salisbury Museum. The Downton Lace Pillow with its lace pattern and bobbins, part finished as it would have been to display patterns to potential buyers, was chosen by Salisbury Museum to represent how