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Object of the day

Familiar words or phrases that we use today are often traced back many hundreds of years and this object is no exception. This is a Dole cupboard which in the 17th-century was used for wealthy people to give food and other gifts to poorer people who were members of the parish.

Although we are now closed for winter, we’ve got many intriguing objects in our collection that must be seen in person. Keep checking our website for details of our opening times for 2019.

Familiar words or phrases that we use today are often traced back many hundreds of years and this object is no exception. This is a Dole cupboard which in the 17th-century was used for wealthy people to give food and other gifts to poorer people who were members of the parish.

Although we are now closed for winter, we’ve got many intriguing objects in our collection that must be seen in person. Keep checking our website for details of our opening times for 2019.