Experience the Museum collection up close in this object handling session
Experience the Museum’s Collection up close in this object handling session
Drop-in between 13:00-16:00
Free, booking essential
This handling session offers visitors a unique opportunity to hold and examine a selection of objects mirroring those in the Museum’s Collection. Our Handling Collection provides visitors with a unique opportunity to touch and study a selection of objects similar to those in the galleries. Items in the Handling Collection include children’s clothing, replica Court Room plasterwork and a selection of tokens as found in the Introductory Gallery. Led by Janette Bright, researcher for our exhibition Basic Instincts, gain a deeper insight into the plight of mothers who were forced by circumstance to give up their babies to the Foundling Hospital.