These wax cylinders are held in the collection at Preston Park Museum and Grounds and are a fascinating insight into how our ancestors listened to music. This was the beginning of the commercial trade of pre-recorded music from some of the favourite performers of the time. Even better they could listen to theses performances in the comfort of their own homes.
Gertrude Bell and the Law of Excavation
Gertrude Bell is known for her part in the First World War as a diplomat and spy, and in the creation of Iraq, but she was also an important figure in preserving the country’s history and for founding a Museum before the end of her life.