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Temporary Exhibition

Objects from the Archives

A Selection of objects from our vaults.




Monday 17th August 2015

We had some special visitors today.
Charles Hanson and the Antique Road Trip Crew
Filming with our Vice Chairman Kenneth Hillier, who was telling them all about Dolly Shepherd.
It will be broadcast in the New year.
But you can learn all about Dolly at the Museum.

charlie Ken


The Awesome Silence of the Infinite Skies
by Ade Morris
Edwardian daredevil Dolly Shepherd parachuted from hot air balloons, worked in a Wild West sharpshooting act, undertook the first mid air parachute rescue, drove munitions in France during WW1 and flew with the Red Devils in her nineties.
Her unusual life is the subject of this exciting audio drama, which features a local cast, who worked on the project with a professional director and playwright.
The Awesome Silence of the Infinite Sky is a Mantle Arts production, in partnership with Ashby Museum and was directed by Martin Berry.
Click here to listen to a clip from the CD.



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Adults £1               Children  50p         Senior Citizens 50p

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10.00 - 2.00

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change on Saturday

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