On Friday evening, MyMarlow attended an event celebrating 10 years of Marlow Museum, and also marking the launch of their new exhibition “The Story of Marlow”
The event was well attended by museum supporters, the Mayor and town councillors, and special guests David Barber (The Queen’s Swan Marker), and Michael Eagleton – well known in Marlow for many things including as author of books based on his stunning collection of local photos.
Museum chairman Mike Hyde gave a speech outlining the history of the museum, and noting it is still very much a “project”, since the aim is the same as it has always been – to find a larger, town centre based home. Michael Eagleton was then asked to cut the ribbon to declare the new exhibition open.
The new exhibition tells the Story of Marlow all through the ages in much more detail than ever before. A group of seven people from various Marlow organisations have worked on it for 6 months.
In addition to information panels, they have aerial videos of Marlow (thanks to local business www.aerialfilmandphoto.com), stories of individual Marlow people, and new items for sale including a children’s book of Marlow stories as well as an exhibition booklet – which are both really worth getting hold of.
They also commissioned artist Nicola Metcalfe to create images for 6 children’s panels, to convey what life was like for children over the ages too.
Exhibition is now open, and normal summer opening hours apply – weekends 1-5, Weds 2-5pm.