Market Lavington Museum

Lady’s Shelf

Of course, we do not approve of sexism at Market Lavington Museum, but we do offer information about times past and in those times it was the lot of women to be treated very differently from men. In all sorts of ways women were second class citizens. They were expected to stay at home, look lovely and care for their men folk. Our lady’s shelf, this year, perhaps reflects more of the ‘looking lovely aspect of female existence in times past.

A new display of lady's items at Market Lavington Museum

A new display of lady’s items at Market Lavington Museum

Here we can see hat pins and hair tidies, linen and lace, tongs and tins of pins all going to make up one of the fresh displays we have at the museum this year.

It is just ten days until we open and we look forward to seeing you there.


From the start of May on Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and bank holiday afternoons from 2.30 to 4.30 pm. At other times by appointment. Please contact the curator.