Category Archives: Object of the Month

Favourite artefacts |Shona Lowerson-Head

Shonagh Lowerson-Head, our learning and audiences officer tells us about her favourite object in the collection. My favourite object in the museum is not the oldest, the rarest or most impressive artefact on display. In fact, in isolation it is … Continue reading

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Favourite artefacts | Sergeant George Rose | Greig

The story of George Rose, who was born into slavery in Spanish Town, Jamaica in 1787, really captured my interest and imagination. George, who can be seen in Gallery 3, is my favourite museum artefact because of his remarkable life. … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: Waterloo Medal of QM Finlay King

June’s Object of the Month continues the celebration of the 200 year anniversary since the Battle of Waterloo and The Black Watch’s involvement in the Waterloo Campaign, with a fragment of the 42nd’s Colours and the Waterloo Medal of Quartermaster … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: Watch of Capt PL Moubray

November’s Object of the Month continues the theme of the First World War with the watch of Captain Percy Lionel Moubray. Unfortunately Captain PL Moubray was killed in action on the 29th October 1914 at the First Battle of Ypres whilst serving … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: Sword of Captain CLC Bowes-Lyon

This month’s Object of the Month is the sword belonging to Captain CLC Bowes-Lyon, the cousin of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. He was killed in October 1914 at the First Battle of the Ypres in Belgium, whilst serving in … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: Figure of Sergeant George Rose

One of the Museum’s latest acquisitions, donated by the National Army Museum, is a mannequin in the form of Sergeant George Rose. For the last few weeks George has been camping out in the French Wars gallery of the Museum, … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: Aberfeldy Memorial Axe

We continue to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Fund for Acquisition with this month’s object of the month. July’s object is a memorial axe, a small silver version of the ‘Lochaber’ axe used by the Marquis of Breadalbane … Continue reading

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