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Quex Gardens and The Powell-Cotton Museum, Past, Present and Future

Sunday 19th September

We’re excited to invite you to our Heritage Open Day for 2021. Entrance to this event is free for everyone and will include full access to Quex House & Gardens and The Powell-Cotton Museum. Tours will be available throughout the day for us to introduce you to the work we have been undertaking during our ‘Reimagining’ programme.

11 am: Join Rachel Jennings, Natural History Curator, on a natural history dioramas tour and learn how her major project ‘Colonial Critters’ aims to re-interpret the collection to share more interesting, accurate and inclusive stories.

12 noon: Head Gardener Sue will be on hand to talk about ‘The Sunshine Project’ which is making space for our learning disabled community and disadvantaged community groups in need of a quiet, natural space to enjoy and volunteer in.

2 pm: Inbal Livne, Head of Collections and Engagement, will introduce our Ethiopian collection to you. Often overlooked but incredibly significant, this project seeks to re-interpret with truth and dignity for a sensitive topic regarding the ethics of collecting.

Also throughout the day:

Let us show you the weirdly wonderful and unique tomato grading machine!
Meet Dan the bee man who will introduce you to his hives of bees, new to Quex Gardens and part of our future planning for garden biodiversity
Discover the woodland and walled kitchen garden
Join us for ‘object conversations’ in the museum galleries

Food and Drink

Picnics are welcome in the gardens. We’ve got a number of picnic tables and benches available. If you would like to have lunch at Felicity’s cafe on-site, please ensure you make a reservation as tables are limited. 01843 482004

Pricing Information

We do not require you to book this event. Admission is free.