50 years in 50 objects (2017)

Our exhibition for 2017 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Beck Isle Museum. Museum staff and volunteers selected 50 objects from the collection to demonstrate the wide-ranging items the museum cares for, both in terms of date and theme. From Stone Age arrowheads, to 19th century costume, to 1960s household appliances, the museum cares for a vast range of treasures.  Many of the objects tell us something about the history of Pickering, the businesses, trades and the stories of those that lived here. The museum collects and preserves objects which help to document the growth of Pickering as an agricultural centre and its development as a market town. Only part of the collection can fit on public display so for this exhibition we have chosen items from the museum store, many of which have not been exhibited before.