Making Santa’s beard

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Christmas may be slowly fading into distant memory now that the mince pies and turkey leftovers have finally been digested, but before we move on from St Nicholas to St Valentine there’s one yuletide event to reflect on. Just before … Read More

Bluebeard: the panto

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Last week saw two evening openings for performances of our hirsute panto Bluebeard, bringing the bright lights of the stage to the museum world. Audience members were given a party popper and songsheet as they entered the gallery and were … Read More

Why does Santa have a beard?

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Whilst commenting on the trustworthiness of beards, many of our visitors have remarked that “you can trust Santa and he has a beard”. Santa’s beard, is arguably the most renowned facial fluff out there. Nowadays Father Christmas and Santa Claus … Read More

Can you trust a bearded man?

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Trust trʌst/noun firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something. Trust, is often a difficult concept. How do you know who you can trust? Can you tell based on outward appearance? For instance, can you trust … Read More

Why do men have beards?

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One of the main questions we are asking visitors about is the reasoning behind growing or keeping a beard. In the nineteenth century a myriad of motivations were given, many of them medical, in order to encourage an adorned chin. As … Read More

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