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Many Museum collections owe their origins to the passion and commitment of private collectors. The Collector's Cabinet offers visitors a glimpse into a number of local private collections and the stories of people who assembled them.

Are you a collector willing to share your private passion with the public? If you are, and would like to lend your collection to the Museum for temporary display, please complete and submit an Application Form (167kB PDF) for consideration in the Collector’s Cabinet program.

From the Hip
Peter Jones
12 March - 29 June 2019

HipflasksHipflasks from Peter Jones' collection. Since the 18th Century, the modern gentleman's hip lask has been a discreet way to carry hard alcohol on one's person. The overall design has changed little over the years, however they can be found in a remarkable array of materials and sizes, making them an attractive collectible.

The late Peter Jones travelled the world throughout his life, and along the way collected an impressive selection of hip flasks. Peter's family have loaned his collection to the Museum as a tribute to Peter who passed away in 2018.
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