#MuseumFromHome – Day 208

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Day 208 of our #MuseumFromHome project and as suited to Halloween, is a true horror story. It concerns a Golden Eagle specimen in the museum collection. The story of the Golden Eagle is a tragic one. In the 1920s two Golden Eagles had been liberated on Skomer Island where one was shot almost immediately. The other, a […]

Happy Halloween!

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Not everything is as it seems in the museum collection!  Happy Halloween, all!

#MuseumFromHome – Day 207

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Day 207 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at a watercolour from 2004 by David Bellamy, entitled St Govan’s Chapel. There is a legend that the steps down to the chapel cannot be counted. Richard Fenton in his 1811 work Historical Tour highlighted this legend. He counted 52 steps (as did the scholar and naturalist […]