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This Autumn: Treen & British Folk Art

This autumn we bring you 'The St John Perrott Stimson Collection of Treen & British Folk Art'

St John Perrott Stimson, who died earlier this year, was a former architect with a passion for design. This passion was the spark that drove he and his wife Judith to amass a collection of almost 4,000 domestic items dating back 300 years. Some of which were displayed at their very own museum in Westgate Hill, opposite Pembroke Castle.

Originally from Leicester, St John and Judith moved to the historic town of Pembroke in 1983. In 1986, they opened the private 'Museum of the Home' which was open to the public each summer season.

Over the years more than 70,000 visitors viewed their cucumber straighteners, Edwardian carpet sweepers, and all manner of quirky household objects from the 17th Century to the 20th. The couple began their collection shortly after marrying, as with many newly-married couples setting up home they were unable to afford new goods, so sought cheaper items in markets and second-hand shops.

This autumn we are delighted to offer some of the artefacts from the Museum of the Home as well as a large number of items from the family's private collection. These include a wonderful collection of treen, Mauchline Ware, puzzles, games and curios.

For further information please contact Philip Keith

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