During a visit by staff, guides and volunteers from the National Coal Mining Museum for England to the National Civil War Museum in Newark, an interesting detail came to light. It seems the explanatory captions accompanying exhibits are often written at length, up to 1,500 words, initially. There is then an editing process ultimately reducing them to a maximum of fifty words.
As a poet I am interested in the process of saying much in as few words required. So I set myself the task of writing 5 vignettes, short poems of around 50 words, reflecting my experience of the day.
In celebration of the National Lottery’s 25th birthday, we’re saying #ThanksToYou for all of the continued support that we’ve received over the years to help with the development of the museum. Read more
If you’ve visited the museum over the last year, you may well have noticed that we’ve had something of a makeover in an effort to continue to conserve and improve the ways that we are communicating the site’s heritage. Read more
Recently, some of our volunteers went on a group trip to the National Civil War Centre – Newark Museum to see how other Museums are creating exciting experiences and telling their national story. Read more