Historic Life Weekend: Ink, Books & Quills

Saturday 11 May to Sunday 12 May 2019
10.30am - 5.30pm

The production of books and the way the lettering went onto the page, to produce everything from a probate inventory to published book is the fascinating subject that will be explored in the third historic life weekend of the year.

Talk to the craftspeople and see demonstrations in:

  • bookbinding
  • calligraphy
  • fore-edge painting
  • quill making and more

Programme for Saturday 11 May
Programme for Sunday 12 May


For 2019 we have a new series of Historic Life weekends focusing on different historical angles of the Museum’s collection. There will be a chance to chat to experts, see demonstrations and displays as well as explore the Museum. These are ideal for people specifically interested in the subject areas, as well as those generally interested and looking for an enjoyable, relaxing day out with a difference. A full programme for each weekend will be published online about a week ahead and the programmes are subject to change.

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