Heritage & Culture Warwickshire decided to run an afternoon tea at Market Hall Museum, based on historic recipes held at the County Record Office. We asked the baker, Saffron Butcher ...
A new year seems an ideal opportunity to look to that more immediate past. Read about our library visits here!
I got fed up with a tinselled chicken, so for this year's Christmas blog have a photo of a rabbit in a Santa hat, courtesy of Archive Assistant Jo Taylor.
You may, or may not, have realised that Our Warwickshire has its own Notes & Queries section...
This picture of a document from Warwickshire County Record Office is a sleight of hand (or mouse!). Does it have a worth, though?
When records at risk of decay are discovered by someone who has an inkling of their worth and contacts the record office, it can be all hands on deck for our archivist and conservation teams.
Not so long ago I handed around some beach-worn bones, hoping to share just a little bit of the magic that I felt on discovering my first dinosaur bone, over a quarter of a century ago.
I have just started work as the archivist on the new Warwickshire Bytes project, which will provide new experiences by the bucketload, both for me and others.
I had the opportunity to experience life behind the scenes at the Warwickshire Museum by volunteering here for three days. Although none of the exhibits secretly sprang to life, the experience has been both highly enjoyable and interesting.
Recently, I’ve been getting to grips with the logistics for opening Chesterton Windmill during Heritage Open Weekend on 8th and 9th September, 2018. This scheduled ancient monument, and a much ...
Are you and your family interested in the past? Would you like to play a part in finding out more? Seen Time Team and want to have a go at geophys? Then we’ve got just the thing for you!
Great acoustics at Market Hall Museum! Well that’s what the professionals said...
I have recently returned to the warm embrace of Heritage & Culture Warwickshire (HCW), where I started my museum career over five years ago. This is to take up a post as a Museum Collections Assistant.
Our monthly dementia café ReCollections has been going from strength to strength since its launch in February. Taking place at Market Hall Museum it offers an inspiring and relaxed setting ...
I have known about the four objects we have in our collections that relate to the suffragette movement for some time and have been fascinated by this period in history since a teenager. So, with 100th anniversary of women first gaining the vote, I wanted to make sure that we told the story of the movement for women’s suffrage in Warwickshire.
Hopefully by the time you read this, your esteemed web editor will have started his epic holiday treck for a week or two. The rather worrying challenge will be to try and find a Warwickshire link if he can.
Have you noticed there’s a royal wedding happening on Saturday? No? Well, where have you been?
To celebrate the Museums at Night festival, your museum is throwing open its doors on the evening of Friday 18th May from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. This is a chance to see Market Hall in a new light (pardon the pun) and will allow you to enjoy a relaxed evening with friends.
So what do we do all day? There is no such thing as a typical day, really, so here is a flavour of some of the things I might get up to in a day. Just remember, making records accessible is our aim.
How’s your memory? I must admit as I get older mine gets worse. On occasion, a great blank wilderness lives where I should be reminded to do something. Clearly, this cannot go on! Many things to do, and all that.
Market Hall Museum now has its own film on YouTube. Jay and his friendly assistant Gaz visited the museum back in January and spent the day filming.
The last Friday and Saturday, the archive and museum services ended up closing early at some points. It’s rare indeed for the buildings to close to the public, so it was kind of noteworthy.
Doesn’t time fly? The past year has been a whirlwind, yet it's maybe a time to look both back and forward.
Organisation is everything, be it closing down a strongroom for the night, or publishing an article.