Cawthorne Victoria Museum (South Yorkshire) Reviews
Description:Taylor Hill / Cawthorne / Barnsley / South Yorkshire / S75 4HQ / Tel:+44 (0)1226 790 545 / The Cawthorne Museum Society ... more
Cawthorne Victoria Museum (South Yorkshire) ... was founded in 1884 by the Rev. Charles Tiplady Pratt who was vicar of the parish at the time. He encouraged the young people of the village to become interested in Natural History, and he formed groups to study and collect birds eggs, flowers (illegal to do so today), fossils, shells and grasses, and to study astronomy and the weather.
Newest Review: ... barn and two years after the project had begun the building was completed. The museum officially opened in the October of 1889 and quickly became the pride of the local community. However its fate was uncertain in 1951 when Cannon Hall was sold to Barnsley council. Following negotiations the Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum was offered to the village for the sum of £100. Despite vigorous ... more
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by - written on 28/06/08 (Very useful, 154 readings)
By all accounts the Reverend Charles Tiplady Pratt was quite a character. He was the vicar of the parish of Cawthorne near Barnsley during the 19th century and he had a deep love for the natural world and all things exotic. Today, Cawthorne is the setting of the Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum, which houses a vast collection of the many weird and wonderful artefacts that the Reverend collected over a span of more than 50 years. Cawthorne village is a quintessentially English sort of place with rolling green fields and a bubbling stream. On the outskirts of Cawthorne lies one of Yorkshire's finest English country houses called Cannon Hall, which for several ... Read the complete review
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