There is a new exhibition called ‘Morland – A Family Business’ at Abingdon County Hall Museum.
There are panels with information about the Morland family and the Morland Brewery, as well as some artifacts.
Also showing is a slide show of old pub signs, and a film called ‘A Bitter End’ about Morland and Loose Canon Breweries. It was made by The Abingdon Film Unit (AFU), based at Abingdon School, an organisation that enables secondary school pupils to make their own quality short films.
Browsing the visitors book in Abingdon County Hall Museum there were a number of comments written in characters that appear to be from Asia.
In 2019 the estimated population of China was 1,420,062,022. India was 1,368,737,513. India will soon overtake China. Both are about 20 times more populous than the UK.
One comment in the book has been translated “Lovely little town. Lots to See”.
MG is now owned by a Chinese Company and so the MG exhibits could be of interest.
There is a rich history of wood carving in China and India so visitors could be interested in the carved mirror.
The building itself and the painted staircase are very striking to any visitor. There will be a new temporary exhibition from 11th January called Mr Hemmings Hat & Other Curiosities – celebrating 100 years of Abingdon museum’s collections.