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Animals: Seven Swindon Stories

29 January 2019 | 11.00 am - 11 May 2019 | 4.30 pm

| Free

Explore Swindon’s history through the lives of seven of the town’s most famous animal inhabitants. From Mr Higginbotham’s snails and Eastcott’s cricket infestation, discover the stories of Swindon’s famous animals for yourself.

There will be a special focus on Bruce the Collecting Dog, the canine hero who raised thousands of pounds for local orphans, the Victoria Hospital and survivors of the Titanic disaster. Bruce wore a special collecting box on his back and barked a thank you for any coins he was given. You can see Bruce’s collecting box, as well as photos of Swindon’s hero dog.

This exhibition features photographs, paintings and objects from Swindon’s collections, including examples from our extensive natural history collection. There will be activities for younger visitors, too!

Details

Start:
29 January 2019 | 11.00 am
End:
11 May 2019 | 4.30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Phone:
01793 466556
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Website:
www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk

Venue

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Bath Road, Swindon, SN1 4BA
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Phone:
01793 466556

Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday
11am to 4.30pm

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