Henry and the Forge

2021-11-06T15:45:10+00:00November 6th, 2021|

Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, was one of many famous Americans who visited Broadway in the 1920s. More often than not he'd stay at the Lygon Arms. Inspired by the Science Museum in London, he established a new museum in Michigan which continues to this day. The Henry Ford includes a Living [...]

When The Clocks Go Back

2021-10-30T14:50:16+01:00October 30th, 2021|

When the clocks go back, the museum changes its opening times. From Tuesday, 2nd November, our opening time will stay as 10am but our closing time will change to 4pm, last entry 3.30pm. Don't forget we are closed on Mondays. A quick reminder that our brilliant special exhibition, Sargent, His Sister And Their Friends will [...]

Halloween at the Museum

2021-10-29T15:01:04+01:00October 29th, 2021|

Our Halloween celebrations reach a peak at the weekend. The Childrens Halloween Trail will continue to run. Our resident magician will be conjuring up some magic shows at 11am and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. To round off the weekend our very own witch, a real one, will visit the museum on Sunday, ready to [...]

Spooky Goings On

2021-10-19T12:30:57+01:00October 19th, 2021|

The museum always puts on something a bit special for Halloween and this year is no different. Our Halloween events will run between 23rd and 31st October. During the weekends, we'll be conjuring up a magic show from our in-house magician and there will be a special guest appearance from our resident witch - a [...]

Sargent Exhibition Extended to 5th December

2021-10-08T16:16:05+01:00October 8th, 2021|

We're delighted to announce that our popular exhibition, Sargent, His Sister and Their Friends, has been extended until 5th December. It includes paintings by the renowned artist John Singer Sargent, his sister Emily and two of his contemporaries, Augustus John and Philip Wilson Steer. During her life, Emily Sargent was overshadowed by the reputation of [...]

Step Up To The Plate

2021-10-04T14:27:00+01:00October 4th, 2021|

The other day, one of our visitors told me we had a piece of Blind Earl porcelain in our museum and also politely pointed out it didn't have a label. We asked the experts at the Ashmolean to delve into its past. It's a dessert plate made by Worcester Porcelain. The pattern was introduced in [...]

A Titanic Effort

2021-10-08T12:49:02+01:00September 24th, 2021|

Our next talk will be about the loss of the Titanic and RMS Carpathia's race to reach the stricken liner - with a Broadway connection. It will be presented by Paul Barnett, a maritime historian. There are still a few tickets left at time of writing. The talk will take place at the museum on [...]

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