AT Hedon Museum, we like to keep you guessing!
The intriguing archaeology and local history in the downstairs gallery give no clue as to what you’ll find upstairs. Every exhibition you’ll find something new to catch your interest, from crafts and vintage collections to paintings and photography.
No matter what you love, you’re bound to find it at Hedon Museum, if not in one month then in the next. In the past, we’ve held exhibitions of sculptural pottery, Victorian sketches, photography and paintings of all styles, including work by popular local artists.
If it’s history you love, however, you’ll find no shortage of it downstairs. We keep a constant display of artefacts discovered by local amateur archaeologist David Everingham. We also have a wealth of information about the beginnings of Hedon and the trade which made our town great.
Possibly our proudest artefact is the nine-hundred-year-old Pingsdorf Pot, which came to Hedon all the way from Rhineland, Germany. It is made unique by its purely perfect condition. Sealed in mud since the 12th century, it has made it into the modern world without a scratch or a crack. We are truly privileged to have such an incredibly rare piece of archaeology in our possession. There is no greater representation of Hedon’s fantastic prosperity in the middle ages, and you can pick up your very own miniature replica from the Museum Shop, along with other local souvenirs.
So the next time you’re in Hedon Town Centre, don’t forget to pop in and have a look. Admission is free and refreshments are available, and you’ll be welcomed by one of our enthusiastic volunteers.
You just might be surprised at what you find!
Article and photo By Katy Miller – Hedon Museum Press Officer.
Hedon Museum – Open Wednesdays and Saturdays – 10am – 4pm. ADMISSION FREE.
Look out for the posters and signs in Hedon Town Centre.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, there has been a change of date for some of the exhibitions advertised on the handouts below:
200 Years of Childhood will now run until Saturday 16th July 2016.
Alterworld Art – Infrared Photography by Christopher Story will now run from Saturday 20th July – Saturday 13th August.
Stan Pougher – “Every painting is a problem-solving adventure”. Wednesday 17th August – Saturday 10th September.
Larry Malkin & Homeworx – “Born with a brush in hand”. Wednesday 14th September – Saturday 8th October.
Hedon Museum apologises for any inconvenience.