Is everyone ready?
The Volunteer team at Grantham Museum is gearing up for next weeks’ Gravity Fields festival in the town, which runs from Wednesday 21st To Sunday 25th September. In the next few days we are installing new exhibits with a scientific theme, to appeal to people of all ages.
The centrepiece is a giant whiteboard where visitors will be invited to write their personal message to Isaac Newton, who went to school in the town. The Museum will be tweeting favourite messages throughout the festival.
Other exhibits include science bygones, children’s science experiments, and a new Newton statue, and ‘Newton’s Diary’ on the day he discovered Gravity, written by St Mary’s School in Grantham.
Landscapes and Gardens – 8th September 2016 to 7th January 2017
Part of the Capability Brown 300 celebrations, this exhibition features the work of the East Midlands branch of the Embroiderers Guild. Members from Grantham, Boston, West Bridgford, Northamptonshire, Market Harborough and Hinkley have been inspired by landscapes, gardens, and the enduring legacy of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
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In May 2016 we had a mystery phone call from a firm of London solicitors, to say that the Museum had been left a bequest. This turned out to be a collection of silver items owned by Mrs Thatcher, and left to the Museum.
The items include a salver presented to her by the Grantham Conservative Group to mark 10 years as Prime Minister, and domestic items including a coffee pot and cream jug and sugar bowl.
They are now on display in our Thatcher exhibition area