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Fulneck Moravian Museum celebrates 50 years

An anniversary service has helped celebrate 50 years of the Fulneck Moravian Museum in Pudsey.

The museum opened in 1969 to house a collection of Moravian memorabilia, including 18th century Moravian lace and embroidery, brassware brought back from Tibet and Eskimo carvings from Labrador.

Anniversary: Fulneck Museum in Pudsey. Photo: Google

It is home to two 17th century cottages, a Victorian parlour and kitchen, weaving chamber, Moravian embroidery, folk exhibits, an 1822 hand-pulled fire engine and ethnographical exhibits.

The event was also attended by Pudsey MP Stuart Andrew, who said:

“I very much enjoyed the anniversary church service at the Fulneck Moravian Museum and it was great to see all the history and artefacts including their 19th century fir engine.

“I would encourage all my constituents to visit during the summer as the museum is open every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon during the summer months and it is a very interesting visit.”

In 2019, the museum will be open on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 2pm until 4pm, until 18th September.

Admission is free but donations are gratefully received.

The museum is run by volunteers and relies on donations from visitors and ‘Friends of the Museum’, charges for tours of the settlement and sales in the Museum Shop.

Fulneck is a site of historic interest dating back to 1743.



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