Posts by venue: Discovery Museum

5 things you may not have known about mourning in Victorian times – a guest blog by Lee Joseph Peacock

In Fabricating Histories, Northumbria University, in collaboration with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, are exhibiting a collection of objects from the nineteenth century and exploring ideas around historical fashion, technology, science, literature, and art. Why is the nineteenth century… Read more

My Top 10 Pincushions (part 1) – A Guest Blog by Zoe-Marie Dobbs

My name is Zoe-Marie Dobbs and I am a volunteer with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. For the past few weeks, I have been photographing and researching the collection of pincushions in the costume store at the Discovery Museum. The pincushions… Read more

Top 12 Waistcoats – part 2

This is a guest post by Zoe-Marie Dobbs, a volunteer with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.    The garment that survives in largest quantities from the 18th century is the waistcoat. This was often the most expensive and decorative part… Read more

Top 12 Waistcoats (part 1)

  This is a guest post by Zoe-Marie Dobbs, a volunteer with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.  In the costume collection at the Discovery Museum, there are over 250 waistcoats which span from the 17th century to the present day.… Read more

If only we knew! A guest post by Michael Metcalf

  This blog post follows Michael’s previous post which you can read here.  Being in West Berlin and having recovered from travelling and filming in East Berlin we carried on with filming in West Berlin. We filmed various people and… Read more