Exhibition opens 27th April 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm
Adults £8.95 & Concessions/Children £6.50 (includes admission to the Museum, House and Gardens)
The South Pacific Ocean is huge. Within millions of square miles of water sit 20,000 - 30,000 islands, collectively known as the Pacific Islands. The inhabitants of these islands speak hundreds of languages, practice many different cultural customs and make a wide variety of objects.
The Powell-Cotton family travelled all over the world, but never to the Pacific Ocean. Instead Percy Powell-Cotton turned to other Europeans who liked to travel - Missionaries, Royal Navy captains and tourists - buying the things they collected for his museum. In this way, he amassed over 500 objects from the three main groups of Islands, Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia.
Take a journey through the Islands, via the Powell-Cotton Museum's collection. Explore objects and cultures that distinguish, and sometimes unite, the people of the Pacific Islands. Meet some of the men and women who travelled through the region and created the collections we have in the Museum today.
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