Exhibition: The City Comes to Town, Horsham Museum, Horsham, May 5 – June 25 2011
The Worshipful Company of Loriners, a founding regulatory body for the metalworkers who made devices for horse driving in the City of London, were a group of exemplary innovators and craftsmen.
The 750th birthday of the pioneering sculpting group will be honoured by the Horsham Museum with this exhibition of their works in the Sussex town where Saxon horses once roamed.
Medieval guilds, manuscripts, cups and memorabilia are among the impressive snapshot of hoofed industry in the heart of the capital, assembled in the 1920s and 1930s by William Albery, the former Horsham saddler who left more than 2,000 examples of lorinery to the museum and art gallery.
The bequest led to the venue forging a partnership with the company, resulting in this impressive tribute to a little-known institution.
- Open 10am-5pm (except Sunday). Admission free.