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Egg citing easter blog

BLOG: Five Easter traditions and where they come from

30 March 2017

It may seem strange to us today, but we have the Victorians to thank for many of our popular Easter traditions (although of course, Easter altogether has much older origins). Before Victoria became Queen of England in 1837, the emphasis for Easter was on Lent and fasting but by the time she became Queen, Easter...

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The old and new toys hanging out together.

Curator's Blog: The Trouble with Toys

16 March 2017

In the shops and houses at the Museum we have many things on display. For Jessica, our Assistant Curator, some of her favourites are the toys we have in the village. But toys don’t survive village life very well. What do we do with troublesome toys?   Toys tell  a story. You can really delve...

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visual impairment training

Bringing the Past to Life for the Blind and Partially Sighted

14 March 2017

Glenis Williams, Audience Development Manager, gives us the rundown on how our recent accessibility training for our front line staff went. It’s no secret that for the past year we’ve been trying to make our site more accessible to more people, no matter what challenges they face. Over the...

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