The History of Almshouses and Sackville College

We’re delighted to announce that on 24 January 2020, Caroline Metcalf will give a talk at the Museum the history of almshouses, in particular the history of our neighbour, Sackville College.  Caroline will discuss the history of almshouses in England, how and why some were founded, and their traditions. She

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Museum Talk: Suffragettes and Suffragists, Thursday 9th May

Come and hear the story of this epic struggle and decide for yourself – would you have been a Suffragist, a Suffragette or would you have chosen not to take part in the battle at all? Reserve your place now!

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Suffragettes and Suffragists. Museum talk by Joan Roberts on Thursday 9th May

On the 9th of May at 7.30pm we welcome Joan Roberts to the Museum.  In her talk, Joan covers the position of women in society in the 19th century, as well as the struggle for the vote by both men and women; the founding of the Suffragists, who predated the

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