Friday, May 15, 2015

The British Civil Wars - new exhibition

A stunning new exhibition was opened last night in Pontefract Museum by Councillor Les Shaw.

The British Civil Wars exhibition contains unique and special objects from Wakefield Museums collections plus loans from other museums.  

Taking pride of place is the newly conserved Keirincx painting showing Pontefract Castle before its destruction.

The opening event, part of the Museums at Night Festival, included Civil War soldiers from the Earl of Manchester's Regiment, and a printing workshop where visitors could print their own Civil War Propaganda-inspired leaflets.  Some amazing work was produced!

As well as the new British Civil Wars exhibition, don't miss the other new displays. 

Pontefract's own domestic goddess, Elizabeth Moxon, published a recipe book in the 18th century...

...and of course, Pontefract liquorice!

The British Civil Wars is on display in Pontefract Museum until 16th January 2016.

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