Curious About the County Museum?
The first event, 'Curious about the
Collection?' will take place at 11am on Wednesday 20 June
and offers a chance for a rare behind the scenes tour of the huge
museum stores with the Museum's two Collections
Officers. Visitors will be able to get up close to hundreds of
interesting objects, some of which have never before been shown to
the public, and also have the chance to see inside the Furniture,
Costume and Archaeology 'pods'. Some of the more unusual and unique
items the public will be able to see range from a mummified cat to
a waistcoat worn by Worcester born Music Hall star Vesta
A second guided tour, 'Curious about
the Castle?' will take place at 11am on Tuesday 17
July. The tour is being offered as part of the national
Festival of British Archaeology, 14-29 July 2012 (http://festival.britarch.ac.uk/).
Participants will explore over 1000 years of history discovering
how a medieval moated castle became a 'gentleman's residence' for
Georgian bishops and learning to recognise where one period of
building ends and another begins. This tour through the ages will
include viewing the bastion of a 13th century tower, the
site of a 14th century kitchen, 15th
century roof timbers in a medieval Great Hall, a rococo Georgian
saloon, a 'Gothick Revival' bishop's chapel all the way through to
a 21st century glass elevator.
Tickets for both tours must be pre-booked on
01299 250416. Tickets cost £16 and include a tasty lunch in
the museum Café after the tour and a chance to view the rest of the
museum at your leisure after lunch.
Rachel Robinson, Visitor Experience
Manager said: “These tours offer a great chance to learn
more about the work of the Museum and about the important building
where we are based. Participants really enjoy the chance to see
areas of the building and items from the collection which aren’t
seen by the general visitors and with lunch and a chance to visit
the Museum afterwards it really is a full day out and it is
definitely not to be missed.”
For more information or to purchase tickets
please contact the museum on 01299 250416
This page was last reviewed 28 May 2012 at 12:56.
The page is next due for review 24 November 2013.