Wicked Wessex pop up talk: Scold’s Bridle

THURSDAY 27 JUNE 2019 – 13.00 – 13.20

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UY

Four museums are swapping objects to tell stories of the region’s wicked past – from grim and gruesome to strange and shocking!

‘Wicked Wessex’ is the theme of the latest objects tour by Wessex Museums – a partnership made up of Dorset County Museum, Poole Museum, The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum. Each has chosen an item from its collection which best fits the theme.

Due to the Dorset County Museum closure for redevelopment, the Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, Dorchester has kindly acted as an alternative venue to display the Wicked Wessex objects.

The third of the objects to go on display at the Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum is the Scold’s Bridal on loan from the Salisbury Museum.

Join us for a short 15 minute lunchtime talk on the harsh history of Scold’s Bridles.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *