"I belonged to the museum club when I was 12-15 years old. Some of my fondest memories was running up and down the spiral staircase seeing all the stuffed birds and the Upnor mammoth tusk. I remember playing in the Dawber garden and visiting the Lullingstone Roman villa before it had a roof. I also remember the chalet arriving from Gads Hill and being put in place, it was very exciting."
"One of the most impressive exhibits were the copies of the crown jewels. I used to like looking at those.
The curator at the museum was Mr Taylor. I can't remember the name of the chap who ran the museum club, but we called him Fossil!
There was a small 'children's' section opposite the entrance to Mr. Taylor's office. I found a bat skeleton in our garden at home and it was put on display here.
Many years later, when I was running a guide company, we collected jumble for a sale. Amongst the stuff given to us was a pair of 1920's T-bar shoes in pristine condition still in their box, which I donated to the museum. I wonder where they are now!"
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