New Addition to the Abbey Museum’s Collection

New Addition to the Abbey Museum’s Collection

An Unusual Object in our Collection – The Roman Balance One of the latest additions to our ever-growing collection is an unusual-looking metal device that one has to wonder about. Mind boggling – yes, but in fact this implement has a very practical application. Then,...
The Abbey Museum’s Black Rider

The Abbey Museum’s Black Rider

In mid-2016, the Abbey Museum finally fulfilled a long-held dream to acquire a complete medieval suit of armour to complement the existing stories of the Abbey collection of medieval artefacts.  With the support of the Abbey Museum Friends and a private donor a...
Favourite Things of the Abbey Museum

Favourite Things of the Abbey Museum

Most of us know that the Abbey Museum has some special items in their collection – but what do you really know about it and do you have a favourite thing? Have you ever walked through the museum and a special object has caught your eye?  What was it?  Where...
Medieval Artefacts Donated to the Abbey Museum

Medieval Artefacts Donated to the Abbey Museum

There was great excitement in the Abbey Museum office last week; in fact, it felt a little like Christmas, as the Director unwrapped a group of medieval artefacts that had been donated to the Museum. We always endeavour to grow the medieval collections because of the...
Medieval Pilgrim Badge Donation Excitement

Medieval Pilgrim Badge Donation Excitement

Donated Pilgrim Badge of St Thomas Becket The Abbey Museum recently received a generous donation of a 14th century Pilgrim Badge of St Thomas Becket. A pilgrim badge, like the suit of armour also acquired this year, has been on the Museum’s wish list for a number of...
Collection Donations: Gifts of Ancient Treasures

Collection Donations: Gifts of Ancient Treasures

With the advent of on-line sale websites such as Ebay and Gum Tree, and difficult financial times in general, collection donations of antiquities to the Abbey Museum had all but dried up. However, excitingly, 2016 seemed to buck the trend and over the last few months...