CONTACT US

 

Strange Old Things - The Mobile Museum
 

Email:


ben_welbourne@hotmail.co.uk


Tel: 07900 223477

 

2014 Events:

 

See and hold artefacts from the collection every Monday at 1pm in the SP2 centre in Salisbury, at the Alabare Include heritage group. 

 

 

See us at Downton's Cuckoo Fair on May 3rd for our new, larger show!

 

 

Experience life in 1914 at our exhibition at the Amesbury Carnival on June 14th.

 

See our full collection at the Great all England heavy horse show on 19 October.

 

Visit Antrobus House in Amesbury on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th October to see our joint exhibition on the First World War, our largest indoor show to date.

 

 

 

If you would like us to attend an event you are organising, please email or call us. Our services are completely free for community events.

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 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 our extensive museum collection of period artefacts into the community for everyone to enjoy (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

 

Fully mobile! 



This collection is designed for the road, and we hold exhibitions 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. We specialise in bringing history to audiences that wouldn’t necessarily visit a museum and we have given extremely well recieved talks in retirement homes, schools and other settings. Because it’s a mobile collection, it’s something else that most museums are not:



Fully interactive!

 

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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Seeking Strange Old Things:

 

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.