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Welcome to our website!

The museum is now closed for our winter break, when our volunteers are hard at work with a deep clean of the building and the reconfiguration of a number of our exhibits. We will reopen early next year for the schools' winter half-term break in February and then we will be in full operation from mid-March. Watch this page for details.

During this period you won't find many events on our Events page, obviously, but you can still find information about our collections, practical information to help you plan a visit, and some information about other activities at the Museum. Should you wish to buy one of our books, check out the Bookshop page - you can still order one on line for quick delivery.

Symposium

We finished our 2019 season with a Symposium - a day full of demonstrations, discussions and workshops inspired by our 2019 summer exhibition; 'Folk Art - Time on Our Hands' This exhibition attracted thousands of visitors from across the UK and many other parts of the world and produced a book full of extremely positive reviews.

The few photographs on the right and below might give you a flavour of the Symposium. The menu included wood carving, fine gansey knitting, maritime mat making using cord and rope, embroidery workshops emulating the John Craske style and several very enjoyable discussion sessions.

If you would like advance notice of events like this, our People page offers a small form where you can enter your emaill address on our circulation list.