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Sampler

This sampler is the brightly coloured work of a 7 year old girl. Sarah Bechin was born in Surrey in about 1776. We do not know if she was taught...

Oil lamp

Oil lamps are found throughout many ancient civilisations but Roman lamps are among the most ornamental. They were decorated with scenes from everyday life, religious images and some scenes which...

Oil lamp

This lamp was described by its collector as ‘Roman, of early first century after Christ. Red. Rounded nozzle between volute, pierced handle. On bottom MMARISAR (?) which may perhaps be...

Eared commodore butterfly

This butterfly was collected at 2700 feet in October 1926 by RC Wood. The location on the label reads ‘Chalo Nyasa’ but we are uncertain where this is. It was...

A Domestic Affair

This photograph showing an arrangement of vegetables and kitchen utensil is an example of early colour photography, a so-called tri-colour carbro print. Here, a photographic print is made by creating...

Bream

This bream was caught in Molesey Reservoir by an angler in 1926. It weighed 5lb 10oz and was donated to the Museum in 1958 along with several other specimens. Bream...