The Annie Marchant Kitchen and Dairy Collection17 May 2021 - 31 October 2021 | 11am - 4pm
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In 2020 antiques dealer Annie Marchant left a generous gift which came to Kiplin Hall and Gardens. This exhibition showcases her impressive collection of historic kitchen and dairy equipment to the public for the first time. The exhibition explores how and why museums collect, and how these collections are cared for and preserved for future generations.
Annie Marchant was a lively and generous woman with a passion for the past. Her collection was entwined with her daily life and the things she cared about. Reuse and recycling, growing your own and preserving produce after harvest. She held much in common with the custodians of Kiplin Hall, past and present.
In the longer term this new collection presents an exciting opportunity to share more of Kiplin’s history from the perspective of the people who lived and worked on the estate in the past. The estate once had large kitchens and a dairy room which have since been demolished. The historic house museum’s main collection consists of the possessions of the four families who owned the hall over 400 years. Their art and furniture provide a fascinating window into the social elite of the past. This more domestic collection will help us explore the lives of the people who lived and worked on the Kiplin estate.
This exhibition is just the first part of major plans to expand the visitor experience at Kiplin Hall and Gardens in the next 5 to 10 years.
The exhibition opened during a period of lockdown, due to COVID-19, so was launched virtually with a short film. Officially opened by The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak, MP for Richmond (Yorks) and Chancellor of the Exchequer.
(Open to visitors once lockdown allows, always check the home page for the most up to date opening information. Please note this exhibition takes place on the 3rd floor and there is no lift.)