|The Little Victory Ball||
The Cabinet of Curiosities
Oh no not another First World War Museum!! Definitely not!
We are a Great War Emporium...where the kitsch, the shiny, the handmade with love reveal the post war ‘need’ to remember the past war with souvenirs and artefacts. The detritus of war was
reinvented from items designed to kill, into vases, letter openers, pen holders, ashtrays, pin cushions, and trays.
Our emporium will take you to the 1920's; with costumed guides and music leading you back almost 100 years into a cosy space where you can view domestic artefacts of the time.
Our 1950's Bluebird caravan has been revamped and is our travelling museum. Previously used as a camera obscura we found it unloved and abandoned on a mushroom farm. She is an ideal size to re-jig into a wonderful Remembrance museum and can be easily transported to different venues and gatherings to bring educational displays and social history to communities who may not otherwise have access to museums and theatres.
A place to examine domestic items related to the Great War, some of which were brought or sent home from 'the front' or bought in the UK as decorative items, or purchased when on a post-war Battlefield Tour. All these items will illuminate how Remembrance was not only a state construct but also part of how communities and individuals came to terms with bereavement in the post war years.
''What we need is a kind of non-material war museum, where instead of gaping at an obsolete uniform in a glass case, we can press a magic button and see a vision of ourselves''
Mrs Miniver by Jan Struther 1939
Did you know that?
Winnie The Pooh, Lord of the Rings, Mohican hairstyles and paper tissues, egg and chips, paper money and passports all their origins in the
First World War.