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- The first Walled Garden Residency by Quercus
- Only the Flame Remains: A Collection of Poems
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Motoring Heritage brought to life
This year's Heritage Open Day event at The Museum in the Park celebrated the engineering history of Stroud District in a new and unique way
The famous Baughan motorcycle, usually a revered museum piece kept carefully behind glass, went on a voyage around the park to the great delight of onlookers of all ages. Also on display were vintage bikes and cars from a variety of local enthusiasts including a 1930 Rudge Special, a 1960 Morris Minor and a 1923 Morgan Grand-Prix.
'The day was a great hit with visitors,' said Alexia Clark, Museum Collections Officer. 'Some lucky people even got to have a ride in the Baughan sidecar! One could say history was truly being brought to life!'
The event was organised in association with the British Motorcycle Charitable Trust to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Baughan motorcycle winning its last Cotswold Cup. If you missed it this year, look out for another chance to see the bike in action next year. This popular museum object can also be viewed inside the Museum which is open every day except Monday.
The event on Sunday 11th September was part of the Museum's Collections Programme which highlights and explores aspects of Stroud District's fascinating heritage through objects cared for by the Museum.
Keep an eye on the Museum's website for future happenings!
Walled Garden Highly Commended
We are delighted to announce that Austin Design Works have received an award from the Landscape Institute for the Walled Garden project, here at the Museum in the Park.
Museum work showcased
Some of the Museum's work has recently featured in two national reports.
Museum Collections Inspire New Book
A new picture book inspired by the Museum Collections is to be launched at Stroud Book Festival on 4 November 2017.
Certaine Wytches: Fear, Myth and Magic
Work by tapestry artist Anne Jackson exploring 'witchcraft' comes to the Museum in the Park.
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