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Saturday 11th May 2024 Open from 10.30am till 4pm Free Entry, donations welcomed. crawley Special appearance: 11am – Duke Box on a soapbox Meeting fellow Steampunks in the foyer for tea and a tour.  As a Steampunk Gent, Duke Box is a master of ceremonies, a steampunk parlour games host.…
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Imagine a solid sphere of iron hurtling towards you at 250 mph! Welcome to historical warfare! Among the exhibits at Crawley Museum is what appears to be an English civil war cannonball. It’s a 3.1 lb hunk of metal, which is now pitted and rusted, held together by wire, but…
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Ifield Mill, A Survey by J. Gibson-Hill and E.W. Henbery In 1975 I was fortunate enough to spend the summer with a friend, Keith Young, working with archaeologist John Gibson-Hill. I was reminded of this the other day when, whilst having a clear out at home, I found a little…
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We have lots planned for this festive season, all the details can be found here, HOHOHO Meet Santa at Crawley Museum Come join us at Crawley Museum on various dates in December for a magical experience! Get ready to meet the jolly man himself, Santa Claus, in person! Bring your little ones along…
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Over the past few years Crawley Museum have been asked to host work experience students from schools and colleges in the surrounding area. This year we hosted 4 students over June and July. Each student came in for between 3 and 5 days depending on their school requirement and got…
Tuesday 25th October 2pm ‘Great Exhibition to Great Fire: The Crystal Palace, 1851-1936’ with Philip Emery, Crystal Palace Foundation Tuesday 29th November 2pm ‘Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Poet’s Journey’ with Nikki Caxton, Curator, Horsham Museum Tuesday 31st January 2pm ‘Mark Lemon and His Circle’ with Graham Crozier Tuesday 28th February 2pm ‘Crawley and the Bomb – Reflections on Crawley…
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Come and make your own lantern at Crawley Museum this half term. Saturday 22nd, Thursday 27th, Friday 28th & Saturday 29th October 10.30 – 4pm Join us this Halloween half term for some spooktacular family fun at Crawley Museum. Have a wickedly good time as you follow our Halloween trail…
Tuesday 29 March 2.00pm ‘The Friary Church of St Francis and St Anthony and the People Who Rest There’. The fascinating stories of some of those who are buried in the Friary graveyard.’ John Keaveney. Tuesday 26 April 2.00 pm ‘The Montefiore Family of Worth Park’. Liz explores the lives…
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After we had to stop our talks programme due to Covid-19, we are pleased to announce that our monthly talks are back. Crawley Museum Tuesday 30 November 7.00pm ‘The Other Princess Beatrice: Victoria’s Youngest Daughter and Her Circle’.  Dave explores the life, family and friends of Princess Beatrice, including Eugene…
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One of the first things I learned was how to handle objects.  Gloves were essential and they had to be powder free and in this case we used Nitrile gloves. Then we had to handle the object. Always lift the object from the base to give it as much support as possible…

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