Mad Victorian Scientist Gordon Le Pard is back with his potions and poisons and peculiar facts.
He has an amazing brain under that huge hat and is willing to share lots of gross and yucky craziness with you.
The scary thing is that everything he says is true!
All are welcome to this free event.
The lovely people from East Dorset Bat Rescue and Rehabilitation are back with their chilled-out bats to help us celebrate Halloween and learn more
about these fascinating and vulnerable little creatures.
Get up close and personal with a pipistrelle, be on nodding terms with a noctule, say sweet things to a serotine!
Over the years, houses have yielded some mysterious finds. Old shoes up chimneybreasts; mummified cats bricked up in walls; horse skulls buried under hearthstones.
These objects had been deliberately concealed. But why? Dr Ceri Houlbrook has been querying this in her project The Concealed Revealed, working with Sherborne Museum,
who hold a fascinating collection of concealed objects found locally. Ceri will be talking about these objects and asking if other local residents have found anything similar in their homes.
Some of the mysterious finds from the museum will be on display and a glass of wine and light refreshments will be available.
Dr Ceri Houlbrook is an Early Career Researcher in History, the University of Hertfordshire, currently working on the Concealed Revealed Project. She obtained her Archaeology PhD from the University of Manchester and is primarily interested in the material culture and heritage of folklore. She has published in a number of academic journals and co-edited the volume The Materiality of Magic: An artifactual investigation into ritual practices and popular beliefs. This talk is being held as part of the Being Human Festival 2017, the theme of which is “Lost and Found”.
Admission will be by donation only (suggested amount £5) to raise funds for conservation of artefacts at the museum. Bookings can be made at the Festival website from late September onwards but those of you who are off-line may prefer to reserve with our secretary Geoff Goater on 01935 872846
The Museum will be joining in the town’s seasonal festivities and opening up for all to view our beautiful exhibitions. Great for those last minute stocking fillers and meaningful gifts from
our shop, too!
This year we will be joined by Katy Ashman and Miles Nipper aka The Wandering Winds who will be performing Victorian Carols on the bassoon, contrabassoon and flute.
There might even be a taste of furmity and Victorian mincemeat to enhance the occasion.
Free and family friendly as always.
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