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Heritage Open Day September 22nd 150 150 Nick Casswell

Heritage Open Day September 22nd

Our next Open Day is on Sunday September 22nd. The Museum will be open to the public between 11:00 and 16:00. There is no need to book, no admission charge and you are free to wonder round at your leisure. Our friendly guides will be happy to try and answer questions. This event is part of a national heritage event.

Special displays

On this occasion we will be celebrating William Stukeley, often described as the forefather of British archaeology, an early member of our Society.

We will show practical museum conservation techniques with a close look at ‘smocking’ giving us a chance to display some items of rural costume seldom exhibited.

There will also be a rolling display of projected images taken from our  collection of magic lantern plates which  show rare views of Spalding and the surrounding villages.

 

We hope to see as many of you as possible on the day!

Pictures Plus Quiz results July 2019 150 150 Nick Casswell

Pictures Plus Quiz results July 2019

‘PICTURES PLUS’

 

QUIZ RESULTS

 

THERE WERE SIX WINNERS WHO SHARE THE £35 POT, THEY WERE:

B. STONE from Sussex

F. DAVEY from Lincolnshire

C. CHANTLER from Somerset

J. BAKER from Derbyshire

D. WINFIELD from Staffordshire

C. CHAPPLE from Fife

 

THE AMOUNT RAISED WAS £208

FROM 67 ENTRIES

MANY THANKS TO ALL THAT TOOK PART……

We especially thank Dave Jacobs for setting the questions and organising the quiz.

Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday

The Museum will be open to the public and members alike on Sunday July 21st between 2pm and 4pm.

 

There is no need to pre-book and you do not have to take part in a guided tour. Take your time to explore the varied and curious items in our collection. Our friendly stewards will try and answer any questions you may have and tell you more about our amazing Society.

Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday

The Museum will be open to the public on Sunday 16th June between 2pm and 4pm.

All are welcome. If you have not already visited our unusual and varied collections please take this opportunity to have a look. There is no need to be part of a guided group. Wander about as you please and our friendly stewards will do their best to answer any questions you may have.

Open Sunday All Welcome 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday All Welcome

The Museum will be open to the public on Sunday May 19th between 2pm and 4pm.

All are welcome. If you have not already been to visit our curious and interesting display of objects why not come along and take a look?

Returning visitors may find something they have not seen before. Our friendly guides will be pleased to answer questions and help you enjoy your visit. On these occasions you are able to walk around the displays in your own time without being part of a group. It is not a guided tour. There will be an optional introductory talk.

Open Sunday, a little earlier this month! 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday, a little earlier this month!

The Museum will be open on Sunday 14th April between 2pm and 4pm.

We are a week earlier this time to synchronise with other Heritage venues that are active in the locality. All are welcome.

Be assured we are not just for Gentlemen, that is a historical name of which we are very proud but belies the fact that we are open to all irrespective of gender.

Our friendly guides will be happy to show you round the many and varied items in our museum collection.

Did you know?    We have the second oldest museum collection in the country after the Ashmolean! Something for Spalding to be proud of.

Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday

The Museum will be open to the public on Sunday 17th March. Our doors will be open between 2pm and 4pm.

All are welcome to come and enjoy the rich, intriguing and sometimes surprising collections that the Society has acquired over the last 300 years.

Please come and look round, have a chat to our friendly guides and learn about our history and how it has reflected the story of Spalding, South Holland and the wider world.

Entrance is free. Donations are welcome as are enquiries about membership, which is not restricted by gender, despite our name!

Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday

Our Museum on Broad Street will be open to the public on February 17th between 2pm and 4pm. All our welcome to come and browse our unique and intriguing collections. There is something to appeal to nearly everyone!

Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday

Our next public opening will be on Sunday 20th January. The museum will be open between 2pm and 4pm.

On New Year’s Day both The Times and the Daily Mail ran the story of the wounded German sailors being nursed by the British at Gibraltar in 1937. The story featured Matron ‘Madge’ Casswell of Gosberton. Medals and documents relating to this occasion are held at the Society and will be on display for the first time in many years. This lady had the bizarre distinction of receiving citations from both Churchill and Hitler and you will be able to see them at first hand.

All welcome.

Christmas Opening 150 150 Nick Casswell

Christmas Opening

The Museum at Broad Street will be open to the public on the afternoon of Sunday December 30th.

2:00pm to 4:30pm

This is an ideal opportunity for visitors to Spalding to take a look at some of our unique collections.

Our curator has assembled an entertaining cabinet of curiosities for the occasion.

Members please note that the Museum will otherwise be closed over Christmas with no access on our regular Mondays and Thursdays i.e.December 24th, 27th and 31st.