Whittlesey Museum Leaflet

Whittlesey Museum Leaflet

An easy and fun spring/summer activity - playing archaeologists in the sand pit!

An easy and fun spring/summer activity - playing archaeologists in the sand pit!

Archaeological finds on display at Whittlesey Museum.

Archaeological finds on display at Whittlesey Museum.

A replica of a 52lb Pike found thrashing about in low water and in an undernourished state when Whittlesey Mere was drained in 1850.

A replica of a 52lb Pike found thrashing about in low water and in an undernourished state when Whittlesey Mere was drained in 1850.

Children's Straw Bear Posters at Whittlesey Museum.

Children's Straw Bear Posters at Whittlesey Museum.

A child's tatty jacket, as worn in Morris dancing and to follow the Whittlesey Straw Bear. #whittleseymuseum #whittleseystrawbear

A child's tatty jacket, as worn in Morris dancing and to follow the Whittlesey Straw Bear. #whittleseymuseum #whittleseystrawbear

One of the many handwritten letters from World War One stored in Whittlesey Museum.

One of the many handwritten letters from World War One stored in Whittlesey Museum.

One of the special bricks in the collection at Whittlesey Museum.

One of the special bricks in the collection at Whittlesey Museum.

These eel nippers from Whittlesey Museum were used to remove eels from buckets or hessian sacks after they had been caught. They could also be used to remove the hook from the eel.

These eel nippers from Whittlesey Museum were used to remove eels from buckets or hessian sacks after they had been caught. They could also be used to remove the hook from the eel.

This is an example of mud walling from Whittlesey. This is one of the oldest known housing materials and is surprisingly strong. The mud is kneaded together with straw and is then added to wood which gives the wall much of its strong form. The example held by Whittlesey Museum offers a fascinating cross section of mud walling.

This is an example of mud walling from Whittlesey. This is one of the oldest known housing materials and is surprisingly strong. The mud is kneaded together with straw and is then added to wood which gives the wall much of its strong form. The example held by Whittlesey Museum offers a fascinating cross section of mud walling.

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