Bishop's Stortford Museum

Bishop's Stortford Museum
South Road
Bishop's Stortford
Hertfordshire
CM23 3JG
England

Website

www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk

E-mail

museum@rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk

Telephone

01279 651746

Fax

01279 467171

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Exterior view of the Bishop's Stortford Museum
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The Bishop's Stortford Museum was created in 2002 following the merger of the Rhodes Memorial Museum and the Bishop's Stortford Local History Museum. The Museum has collections relating to local history, archaeology, Cecil Rhodes and Southern Africa. The Museum is housed in Netteswell House, the birthplace of Cecil Rhodes.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 10.00 - 17.00
Sat 10.00 - 16.00
Public Holidays 10.00-15.00

Closed: Sun
Christmas & New Year

Admission charges

Free

Additional info

Guided tours are available by appointment only.

The Rhodes collection includes photographs, portraits, models, costumes, furniture and a selection of ethnographic objects. Exhibits illustrate African cultural traditions from basketry and beadwork to wood carving and weaponry.

The major local history archive is that of Sir Walter Gilbey, and contains personal correspondence, documents of the W & A Gilbey Wine Co and the family connections. The local history collection is broad-based due to its proximity to the Essex/Herts border.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Cecil Rhodes
  • Sir Walter Gilbey and the W & A Gilbey Wine Co
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
On The Beat: Stories From 1914-1918 Exhibition

On The Beat: Stories From 1914-1918 Exhibition

  • 5 August 2014 — 29 January 2015

This special exhibition showcases work by students and ex-students from Middlesex University’s illustration department, who will use the medium of graphic novels to bring the stories of the home front to life. Research into local police records of the period has uncovered some fascinating, humorous and challenging stories illustrating life at home for the ordinary people and the police, as well as soldiers back from the trenches.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk/events/on-the-beat-stories-from-1914-1918/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Girl painting a plate

Create Your Own Graphic Novel

  • 18 August 2014 11am-12:30pm

A children’s workshop to celebrate our centenary WW1 exhibition this July, our graphic novel workshop will draw inspiration from the exhibition displays to encourage children to create their own graphic novel story which they can take home.

This workshop is part of the Big Draw National campaign for drawing.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 7-10

Admission

£3.50 per child.

Website

http://www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk/events/create-your-own-graphic-novel/

My Unlce, The Battle of Britain VC

My Unlce, The Battle of Britain VC

  • 13 October 2014 From 7:30pm

Speaker: James Nicolson
This is the story of his uncle, also called James Nicholson, who was the only fighter pilot to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the whole of WW2. His was for action at the height of the Battle of Britain and this story touches both the event itself and the politics around the award and the subsequent impact t had on him and his family.

Admission

£5

Website

http://www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk/events/evening-talk-my-uncle-the-battle-of-britain-vc/

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