[08-08-2012 to 31-10-2012]
BBC History - The Bell Pettigrew Museum
The Bell Pettigrew Museum made it into the August issue BBC History magazine.
Founded in 1838 by academics and other leading townspeople of the day, The Bell Pettigrew Museum was open to both students and the public throughout the 19th century. It featured objects that had once belonged to leading scientist of the era, such as Alfred Russell Wallace - the eminent Victorian naturalist and co-inventor of the theory of natural selection as a mechanism for evolution.
Today, little has changed in the museum's layout and many of its 3000 objects are still displayed in their original Victorian cases, giving visitors a sense of what it would have looked life during the 19th century.
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