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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Science & Industry Collection
Description
The collection contains important exhibits relating to local industries, many of them in working order. Items from the Lowes Ropeworks, machinery made by Pickles, Tangye and Eastons, and the museum's own working brass foundry are amongst the most popular exhibits.
There is a collection of material related to the Kidderminster carpet industry.
Format
Strength(s)
The rope making collection is based on the material collected from the Lowes Ropeworks. It is maintained in working condition and demonstrations are given. The collection of locally-used machinery includes a Pickles horizontal flat bed saw of about 1890, a Tangye oil engine of the 1920s and a hydraulic ram made by Eastons in the 1870s. The museum's own brass foundry allows for regular demonstrations of brass founding to be given. Collection of material related to the Kidderminster carpet industry which covers most aspects, but not at the depth that might be expected.
Date range of collection
01/01/1901 -
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Bewdley Museum
The Shambles Load Street Bewdley DY12 2AE United Kingdom
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DOMUS
WM000039 
Email
museum_wfdc@online.rednet.co.uk
Telephone
01299 403 573
Fax
01299 404 740 
Building Information
Grade II. The museum occupies the former butchers' shambles, a group of 30 shops erected in about 1800. The entrance building became a fire station after 1870.
Collections Overview
The collections relate essentially to the trades and industries of the Bewdley area, including those relating to the town, to the Wyre Forest, to the river Severn and to Kidderminster. The collections include those transferred from the Kidderminster Museum and Art Gallery, which closed in 1990.
Display Overview
The museum occupies the Bewdley Shambles, a collection of former butchers' shops. It includes both showcased and working displays.
Star Objects
Rope-making machinery from the Lowes Ropeworks. Charcoal burners' camp John Pickles Horizontal Reciprocating Saw
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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