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Reserve Collection Tour - Archives and Small Objects: 25th April 2019

Reserve Collection Tour - Archives and Small Objects

The Document Store may look dry and sterile.  Dry it certainly is – kept at a constant temperature and humidity level to preserve the treasures it houses.  Sterile it certainly is – the air is filtered and the doors are tightly sealed to ensure no paper-eating pests get in.  Dull it isn’t!!!  The store contains hundreds of thousands of records relating to the service of members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines during WWI.  These fascinate family historians, but interest anyone who wants a feel for just how many very ordinary folks signed up to serve their country, where they came from and what they did pre-WW1 and during the war.   These are held along with approximately ten thousand technical manuals, countless drawings and a variety of records relating to the wide range of aircraft, aircraft engines and other key aircraft components used by the Fleet Air Arm.  Rebuild a Westland Wessex from scratch?  Yes, we could.  Put a steam catapult on an aircraft carrier?  Yes, we could.  Check how many aircraft flew from Yeovilton the months you were born?  Yes, we could.

The tour will also include access to the Textiles Store and Small Objects Store and will provide a fascinating glimpse into the many interesting collections hidden in Cobham Hall including Medals, Uniforms, Equipment/Issued items, Models, Keepsakes and even Flags & banners!

Tours at 10.30am and 12.30pm (we expect the tour will last approx 2 hours). Tours commence from Cobham Hall itself and you must assemble there at the appropriate time (not the Museum), please see the PDF below with instructions on how to get there (short distance from the Museum).

Cobham Hall Directions

All tours will be £10.00 per person, places are limited and MUST be booked in advance via Museum Ticket Box or via the website (see below). Price does not include access to the main Museum. Tickets available via the link below: 

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