Sturminster Newton Museum Curates Wedding Festival Exhibition

Sturminster Newton Museum Curates Wedding Festival Exhibition

Published on 4th May 2022

As the town transforms into a haven of florals and frills for the Sturminster Newton Wedding Festival this May, the local museum will be offering a glimpse into weddings from the past. Visit the Sturminster Newton Museum from 10:00 – 12:30 on Saturday 7th May 2022 to be enthralled by a gallery of black and

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Historic garment linked to Sturminster Newton swanskin trade brought to light by private museum in Newfoundland, Canada

Historic garment linked to Sturminster Newton swanskin trade brought to light by private museum in Newfoundland, Canada

Published on 6th April 2022

The Sturminster Newton Heritage Trust (SNHT) is delighted to have connected with the owner of a private museum on Change Island, Newfoundland, which has in its collection a pair of original swanskin mittens. This rare artefact is a unique example of the material produced in Sturminster Newton for over two hundred years, during a period

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Sturminster Newton Heritage Trust awarded AIM grant to share stories of the Swanskin Seafarers of Sturminster

Sturminster Newton Heritage Trust awarded AIM grant to share stories of the Swanskin Seafarers of Sturminster

Published on 11th February 2022

The Sturminster Newton Heritage Trust (SNHT) has been awarded £14,000 by the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) and National Lottery Heritage Fund to research and represent the Swanskin Seafarers of Sturminster. The Swanskin Seafarers of Sturminster were people living in Sturminster from the 1600s to 1800s who left for the fishing grounds of the North

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