What’s in the Box? Curious Mutton Bone Toys

Edward Lovett collection rediscovered behind-the-scenes at Royal Pavilion & Museums Our newest objects entered into our “What’s in the Box?” display at Hove Museum come from Collections Assistant Joy Whittam. When cataloguing the toy collection in the museum stores Joy came across a dusty box which contained some intriguing figures. The figures appeared to be … Continued

What’s in the Box?

Peek behind the scenes and see what we have found in our stores! Behind the scenes in our museums, our Curatorial & Conservation teams constantly work to catalogue, conserve and research the collections. Along the way, the team discover new stories about artefacts that they don’t always get a chance to tell. Our … Continued

James Williamson

James Williamson (1855-1933) was a filmmaker, manufacturer, producer, showman and inventor. He was married to Betsy Heaysman and had four children. Although born in Scotland, Williamson moved to Hove in 1886 and was part of the hugely influential Brighton School … Continued

James Williamson

James Williamson (1855-1933) was a filmmaker, manufacturer, producer, showman and inventor. He was married to Betsy Heaysman and had four children. Although born in Scotland, Williamson moved to Hove in 1886 and was part of the hugely influential Brighton School … Continued