Daventry Museum: New Virtual Victorians Exhibition Is Now LIVE!
Explore an era of wondrous scientific discoveries, theatre and entertainment via Daventry Museum's Virtual Victorians Exhibition: Victorian Leisure; a Spotlight on Entertainment & Science
The 360° tour is now live, and free to access from the museum website.
The fascinating objects on display include examples of early motion picture such as the zoetrope and magic lantern, to an architectural model of a Victorian theatre, Victorian outfits and an extravagant, green fringed, theatre handbill.
There are lots of 'hotspots' of curious Victorian facts to find on the virtual tour and, as always, the museum like to provide some hands-on activities. You can participate in some fantastic resources including, how to make your own puppet theatre and cloth-peg doll, also featured on their website (via the Resource Centre tabs).
The exhibition is inspired by the 150th anniversary of The Royal Albert Hall, London, and indeed its precursor, The Great Exhibition of 1851. Not forgetting of course Daventry's very own Assembly Hall, built in 1871, (also 150 years ago this year), for meetings and entertainment including spelling bees, concerts and in the late 1880s becoming the regular venue for the Pytchley Hunt Ball.
The exhibition seeks to capture the spirit and ethos behind such institutions as the Royal Albert Hall, sharing a selection of awe-inspiring Victorian inventions and too, the magic of theatre and entertainment; something we have all missed this past year!
Daventry Museum would like to thank Leicestershire County Council Museum Service for loaning many items you will see on display in this exhibition.
We hope the exhibition brings you joy, and we look forward to welcoming visitors back to the museum 'in person' later this year. Please follow our social media channels for regular updates.
Daventry Museum is operated by the Daventry Town Council and currently closed due to the pandemic and hopes to reopen in May 2021. The museum is free to visit and normal opening hours when open are: 9.30 – 1.30 Tuesday to Friday and the first Saturday of the month 10 - 4.
Posted: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:30 by DTC Comms