We’re a day late for St Patrick but our object of the week is this wonderful stamp of a map of Ireland. This stamp is one of a collection of 12 stamps that were used at Abel Smith School. The stamps were rescued by the schools’ caretaker, Mr Tarplee, and donated to the museum last year. The stamps include maps from across the world such as India, Africa, Australia and closer to home a set of England & Wales, Scotland, Ireland and one of the complete British Isles.
Do you remember using map stamps in geography lessons?
This week’s events:
The deadline for our Inspired By Bickerton competition is Saturday 21st March so this is your last chance to enter! We’ve had some amazing entries from back gardens as well as wilder locations so check out the rules and get snapping! The deadline is March 23rd so you’ve still got time!
Next week is #MuseumWeek on twitter and we’ll be taking part with lots of tweets, pictures and behind the scenes information! You can find out the theme for each day on their website
Our next exhibition High Streets & Hedgerows: Watton at Stone is approaching fast, if you live in Watton and have any objects, photographs or stories you’d like to share with us then please get in touch!