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The Springtime Rabbit

We are delighted to celebrate the New Year with our limited edition Springtime Rabbit Paperweight, new for 2016 and available in a limited edition of just 300, priced at £110.00. Crafted exclusively for Museum Selection, this fine bone china design is made in England by Royal Crown Derby; each piece being numbered and accompanied by…

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The Great British Woodland

In Britain we are fortunate to have some very special and ancient woodlands, some of it dating back almost to the last ice age. These ancient woods are the best place to see native species of trees such as English Oak, Beech, and the rare Wild Service Tree, which in turn support native animals, birds,…

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Celebrating the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On 9th September, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in British history. In reaching this milestone, The Queen surpasses the record set by her ancestor Queen Victoria whose reign lasted for 63 years and 2016 days. Like her great-great-grandmother before her, Her Majesty asked that there be no formal celebrations on 9th September,…

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Francis Frith

Explore the Francis Frith Archive at Museum Selection – thousands of historic images of your town or village. Francis Frith was a pioneering Victoria photographer, and the archive that bears his name contains over 330,000 photographs of towns and villages throughout Britain. it provides and extraordinarily detailed record of the enormous social and structural changes…

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150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

‘Tell me a story with lots of nonsense in it…’ For Charles Dodgson it was an unusual request. An Oxford mathematician, he was known for his love of cool, clear logic in general, and euclidean geometry in particular. Nevertheless, Dodgson’s alter ego, with the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, had an imagination that didn’t just fly, it…