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From the early 1900s a fabric flower makers shop - still active - but with a museum.
Buy something as a memento but look at the hand work and skill and minute detail that goes into making flowers- that you might take for granted.
My mum has been a craftsperson her whole life and used to make paper flowers so when I met up with parents for the day in Hastings I suggested we have a look around this shop and museum.
We were walking around the old town...More
I probably wouldn't have chosen to visit this place but I was out with mum and my nephew so I went along with their plans and wasn't disappointed! The museum is in the basement of the shop at the bottom of the High Street that...More
This tucked away museum was a lovely find, fascinating memorabilia and friendly staff. Well worth the £1 entrance fee. Literally 10,000 different tools, so many cutting shapes, and some lovely tiaras made with wax flowers and pearls. It is very cosy and the 2 rooms...More
On first sight this place seems like a shop selling fake flowers, albeit of a very high standard. (By the way the name of the shop is 'Shirley Leaf and Petal' so you might not realise that downstairs there's an absolutely fascinating little museum where...More
In the High Street, this small shop hides a museum (entrance £1.00) entirely dedicated to the manufacture of artificial flowers and foliage used in Stage productions, films, television, on ladies garments, for weddings, Hotel floral displays, etc., etc. Everywhere you look there are the tools...More
I actually visited the museum last year but somehow missed reporting on it. At the lower end of the old High Street it is a very short walk from the seafront. The museum area is downstairs in the basement. Actually it is not simply a...More