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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Entry to the exhibition is free.
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
On Sunday 22nd May 2016 our volunteers came together for scones and clotted cream (amongst other treats). Grantham Museum wants to say thank you to the tireless efforts of our volunteers and staff. They make everything we do at our museum possible.
Lots of treats and a great deal of ideas were generated. Grantham Museum has an exciting future and our volunteers will be a big part of it.
If you would like to volunteer at the museum then you can call us on 01476 568783 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Apple seeds from the tree that inspired Sir Isaac Newton will be used in experiments on the International Space Station by British astronaut Tim Peake.
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