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- Featured Object - Baughan Motorcyle
- Featured Collection - Casein
- Featured Collection - Prinknash Pottery
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- 2014 - One Man's War
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- 2016 - The World at War
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- Echoes in Enamel Project
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- Trephined Skull
- Bragg Clock
- Beaker Boy
- Woolly Mammoths
- The Story of Animation in Stroud
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- The Gate to The Secret Garden Print
- The Walled Garden Project
- Walled Garden Plan
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- Secret Garden Public Photography Day 2013
- The first Walled Garden Residency by Quercus
- Only the Flame Remains: A Collection of Poems
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Museum borrows a Post Office...
The Museum recently took loan of a model of the Painswick Post Office as it appeared in about 1990.
The building which housed the Painswick Post Office is called Westhaven House and is thought to have been built in the early 1400s and is a box-frame design.
The Post Office moved to Westhaven House in 1932 during renovations which converted the building from three dwellings into one unit and revealed the timbers on the front elevation.
A fabulous model of the Post Office has recently be lent to the Museum. The model is made at a scale of 1/12th of the original building and took over 1600 hours to construct, and many more hours went into the research, measuring and photography of the original building.
The model has featured on television programs and in newspapers, regionally, nationally internationally. The Post Office at Westhaven House closed on 23rd March 2013.
The model is currently on display in the Museum in the Park Collectors' Room.
The photograph of the Post Office on this page is from our Wilf Merrett Collection. Visit and see how it compares with the 1990 model!
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.
Museum retains national quality mark
The Museum in the Park retains official tourist board's quality assurance mark
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