“Let the light in: A bold new £3.5m renovation plan to transform Worthing Museum…

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“Let the light in: A bold new £3.5m renovation plan to transform Worthing Museum & Art Gallery into a centre of excellence doubling the number of visitors within three years has been announced.

To celebrate, Gerry Connolly, senior curator at Worthing Museum gives us the stories behind five exhibits. Today it’s a Late 19th Century Hare and Hound Letter Stamp

The collections are so vast here that, although all of the collections are catalogued, there are items in it that we have not seen for quite some time, and in a recent work one of our volunteers was doing to redisplay our cases, this amazing letter stamp for stamping wax to seal a letter was discovered and although we knew it was there, nobody had taken the time to really study the detail of it, and there’s this amazing carving of a hound catching a hare, although it is not very politically correct, the craftsmanship is incredible.

For more info about the renovation plans visit: https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/news/pr17-150.html




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