Strange Old Things
The Mobile Museum
Welcome to our mobile museum, if not the first of its kind, then certainly the best. We are a charitable organisation and we aim to bring items of historic interest out of private collections and into the public domain for the enjoyment of all (click on the 'Collection' link on the top bar to see our artefacts). We focus on items that have a story to tell about a time or place or person, these ‘strange old things’ make up our collection. You will see coins of many periods, pottery, medals, fossils, stamps, costumes and uniforms bullets and bombs, dice and dog tags from the Cambrian explosion to the Falklands war and beyond... This variety is important to us, because we are not just local, we are
This collection is designed for the road, and we hold exhibits at local and regional events across the South of England. We operate out of a converted caravan and awning, so the display space is large enough for people to get a genuine museum experience. We also have a smaller period military tent for smaller shows. Because it’s a mobile collection, it’s something else that most museums are not:
All our items are fully interactive. You can try on the costumes and uniforms, swing the swords and read the letters. Whether you're interested in mammoth teeth or artillery shells, there is no better way to learn about history than to hold it.
What we offer...
We currently offer a range of services. The museum can be set up at most events and we can tailor our displays to suit any themes you may have. We also offer interactive talks for schools and community groups where we pass around relevant artefacts from our collection. We produce family trees and can conduct research on any unidentified items you have. see our 'how we can help you' section for more details.
Please do email any questions/comments/suggestions/feedback so we can improve this project. We are always seeking new items of interest for our collection, for details of how to loan or donate your strange old thing to the museum, call us or email us.
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if you have an interesting old item that sits lonely in a cupboard somewhere, please consider donating or lending it to the museum. We have built up our varied collection largely through donations of items that we have helped to identify and restore. Give us a ring or email us.