Collection and exhibitions
There are many treasures to discover
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The Field Marshal's golden baton
As part of the Field-Marshal Exhibition in the basement you will find a gold baton given to Archie by King George V. The inscription on the base reads: 'From His Majesty George V King of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the seas. Emperor of India. To Field Marshal Sir Archibald Armar Montgomery Massingberd GCB, KGMG 1935'. The red velvet stem has eighteen applied relief gold lions.
In the ante room you will find this ship model. Made from mutton bone and human hair, the ship was created by Napoleonic French prisoners of war who were stationed at Norman Cross near Peterborough. The case is inlaid with straw. These humble materials create a beautiful piece.