As you might have seen in our recent blogs, the building work at the museum is well underway and the building itself is starting to take shape. While this work continues the Museum team are starting to plan and select objects to go on display in the newly redeveloped museum.
Over the coming months we will be giving you a sneak peak at some of the objects will be displaying!
Our first sneak peak is the whipping post:
The Whipping Post dates to 1598. It is over 400 years old. It was used to punish people who had committed crimes in Tudor times. The person’s arms were locked in at the top so they couldn’t move or escape. They were then whipped as a punishment for their crime.
Below are some images of the whipping post being unpacked and measured for its new case at the museum.