Restoration project: Two-headed lamb update #3

Our lamb has finally come out of the freezer in Norwich’s Castle Museum – a process designed to ensure that unwanted guests at all stages of their lifecycle are killed off.  A preliminary investigation (from outside of the lamb’s case) is that there was some evidence of Anthrenus (carpet beetle) but little obvious damage. Overall Read More…

Restoration Project: The two-headed lamb update #2

Billericay’s famous two-headed lamb has arrived safely at Norwich Castle Museum having been transported very carefully by Tanya Burrage who is the Cater Museum’s Project Manager for the lamb’s restoration. It is now in the hands of two wonderful gentlemen: Senior Natural History Curator David Waterhouse and retired Senior Natural History Curator Tony Irwin.  Their Read More…

Restoration Project: The two-headed lamb

Many in Billericay have grown up having seen the lamb whilst at school and it’s one of our most popular exhibits. Over 120 years old, the poor thing is getting a little tired and dishevelled. But we have some very good news as it will shortly be leaving the museum traveling to distant lands in Read More…

Gaming set crafted by Napoleonic Prisoners of War (1803-1815)

The set includes a small wooden box, 50 dominoes and 27 playing cards. The playing cards and dominoes have been hand carved out of animal bones and intricately painted. The box, although now in poor condition, is fairly detailed, with patterns and painted figures down the sides and on the lid. The side panels of Read More…