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Collection Summary

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Biology Collection
Small collection of local species and antiqarian collexctions of British bird eggs and nests, butterflies and local fossils.
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Location Details

Beck Isle Museum Of Rural Life
Bridge Street Pickering YO18 8DU
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01751 473 653
01751 473 653 
Building Information
Grade II* early Georgian gentleman's residence with stables, outbildings and courtyard by the Pickering Beck, whch has the capacity to flood. Notable owners are Willian Marshall, a leading agricultural improver who started to convert the building to the first agricultural college in England. Also home to Dr Kirk, who's collection became the core of the Castle Museum in York.
Collections Overview
Collections started in 1967 when opened as a Museum and Arts Centre. Dickie Dales wheelwright's shop, Sydney Smith collection of photographs and the printer's shop, press and wooden type and a collection of scale model carts and waggons started the collection. Later added to with social , local, industrial, natural history, costume, militaria and transport material now numbering about 15,000 items.
Display Overview
Full to overflowing the 27 rooms show many shops typical of the Victorain and early 20th centruy as period rooms, barber's shop, blacksmiths, chemists, cobblers, coopers, costume gallery, dairy, Gents dressers, hardware shop, print shop, Victorian Parlour and Victorian Pub. There are farming exhibits outside and a permanet gallery of Sydney Smith photographs.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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