HX. ART GALLERY
ANTHONY THE MAGIC DINOBOT - Is a large sculpture, not in the Gallery, but outside in the grounds
The art collection at Herstmonceux Museum consists of antiques, multiples of original oil paintings, graphic pictures, wooden carvings, sculptures, ceramics and exotic glassware, including antique Waterford crystal, Venetian "Murano" glass, and the Fountain of Youth, "Miss Ocean" statue (modern).
In addition to the archaeology contained in the structure of the extant generating building, together with original switches and other electrical apparatus, much of which was excavated on site, there are several innovative vehicles and vessels on permanent display at Herstmonceux Museum, including:
1. Art Gallery - Collection of paintings, pictures, graphics, sculptures, wooden carvings & exotic glassware
2. Archives - Historic documents library, heritage assets, films, catalogued corporate papers & of occupiers various
3. An Edwardian ice well, throwback to the days before refrigeration
4. A large underground (condensation/cooling) and water storage chamber for ice making
7. Three PV boat models, Navigator, SWATH & 2 cats + route map prior to Swiss PlanetSolar
9. AmphiMax, radio controlled (working) beach launching & recovery vehicle for SeaVax
13. The fountain of youth, supplied from natural well water drawn on site
14. Second World War, 'Anderson Inspired,' bomb proof shelter constructed by Major Charles de Roemer
18. A complete mummified squirrel, found when re-roofing the Museum June 2017
21. Solar panel, sun tracking system, with battery storage
22. A hornet's nest found on site & preserved in 2016 (reported as [Asian] invasive species, to be safe)
23. Three sewing machines, including an antique Singer and a Brother industrial.
24. Adventure climbing frames for children (back to nature) Swiss Family Robinson
BE2 - Arguably, the most beautiful of electric land speed record cars, is the original Bluebird-Electric 2, hand built at Herstmonceux, in Sussex. Don Wales is pictured alongside the streamliner, at the Bluebird Store in London.
We hope that these exhibits might inspire generations of artists to come, to follow their dreams, appreciate the natural and man made beauty that surrounds them. As other art galleries such as the National Gallery & Brighton Art Gallery, preserve and display the works of the nation for the enjoyment of your children and for posterity.
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