Sunday, June 24, 2012

BRENTWOOD MUSEUM'S OPEN EVENING

Friday's weather was not the best for the Summer Open Evening, but this didn't matter.  Always well attended, this annual event is always such fun set out on the Sexton's lawn among the colourful shrubs.  We had a chance to meet up with Curators, John and Yvonne Fryer and their team and, as we were under cover in their gazebo, the  rain was irrelevant.   Lovely food and interesting company, plus a chance to see the latest displays inside this beautiful little museum. Well worth a visit:

Some of the team at Brentwood Museum taken on an earlier visit.

Brentwood Museum

Kitchen, Brentwood MuseumLorne Road CM14 5HH
Brentwood Museum is housed in a picturesque 19th century building once a sexton's cottage. Although small, it offers a fascinating insight into Brentwood life in the early part of this century, with an exciting collection of social and domestic objects dating from around 1840-1950.
In 1993, the Museum was granted formal registration with the Museums and galleries Commission, one of just a handful of Essex Museums to gain such recognition, and all the more remarkable since it is staffed entirely by volunteers.
Combine your visit with Lorne Road Nature Reserve adjacent to the museum, a peaceful and now disused cemetery where the graves are an interesting and varied collection, some maintained under the auspices of the War Graves Commission bearing witness to the enormous number of troop movements that passed through Brentwood during the First World War.
The museum is open on the first FULL WEEKEND of each month from April to October. Opening times: Saturday and Sunday 2:30pm-4:30pm. Monday 10:30am - 12:30pm. Car parking is free. For further information, please see the Brentwood Museum leaflet.
Email: brentwoodmuseum@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.brentwoodmuseum.org.uk

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