Tag Archives: Strangers’ Hall

Unlocking hidden gems: A trunk fit for a queen

By Sophie Towne We have had another marvellous discovery at the Norfolk Collections Centre in the form of an ornately studded leather trunk. For several months we (the Shine a Light team) had passed this chest on the roller racking. … Continue reading

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Rehoming a Lion-Horse

By Sophie Towne Some time ago at The Norfolk Museums Collection Centre we unearthed a carved bracket in the shape of a horse. At first we were unsure of his species and a popular Twitter and Facebook guessing game commenced … Continue reading

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Lady Mary’s secret weapon for a porcelain complexion

By Sophie Towne You are a refined and well-mannered lady quietly sewing by the fireside contemplating the latest family scandal, but you find your face is turning a rather un-dignified shade of pink because of the heat of the fire. … Continue reading

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