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13 Jul 2021


1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Bite size talk: Tales from HMS Rattlesnake

Tuesday 13 July, 1,30pm

Join Museums Worcestershire’s curators on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a series of talks about the collections. The year is 1845 and HMS Rattlesnake is due to set sail from Plymouth on a voyage down to Australia to produce hydrographic surveys of the area. Find out what else they got up to, and the items they bought back to Worcester, with Kerry Whitehouse our World Cultures curator.

Bite size talks are approximately 30 minutes long.

In-person talks cost £3 per person. Booking will become available soon.

An online version of this talk will be released a week after the in-person version. Accessing the talks online is free but donations are welcomed, and registration is compulsory. This will be a shorter, modified version of the in-person talk to reflect being conducted online.

More 2021 bite size talks

Tues 10 August, 1,30pm – Worcester Life Stories
The Worcester Life Stories exhibition will showcase photographs alongside the memories of older adults, in particular those living with dementia in the local area.

Tues 14 September, 1.30pm – Egyptian funerary objects
Find out what sort of objects the deceased were buried with for use in the afterlife, with our World Cultures curator.

Tues 12 October, 1.30pm – China Clay, Cornwall
Delve into the Art Gallery & Museum’s latest exhibition with artist Kurt Jackson.

Tues 9 November, 1.30pm – The Founders of the City Museum
Who were the early founders and collectors of Worcester City Museum? What did they collect and where did it come from? Join the curators as they shed new light on information uncovered by recent research.

Tues 14 December, 1.30pm – Worcestershire Top Treasure Finds
Join our Head Curator for a look back to Worcestershire’s most important archaeological treasures and some exciting recent discoveries.


Part of the Charter 400 Festival, celebrating our city.

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