An introduction to working with costume collections

On a bleak January Monday Vicki, Sue and Harriet, well wrapped up against the cold, ventured down to Blaise Castle House Museum in Bristol to learn about working with costume collections. Blaise Castle, a folly dating from the eighteenth century, could just be made out above the line of bare winter trees but we resisted…

Mystery Manor Located!

While inventory checking the Small Store during the summer the team discovered two large photographs at the bottom of a box. The images depict a beautiful and grand manor house, with impressive features including four pyramidal turrets, fantastic decorative gables and a coat of arms carved above a grand stone entrance. What struck the inventory team was…

The Workshop Door

Yesterday the inventory checking team finally decided to brave the cold and start checking the Cottage Workshop. This is one of the more chaotic rooms at Snowshill with over 1300 objects. Having said that it is also one of the most captivating. This was where Mr Wade spent most of his time, it is in…