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Knight's Barn

This building is home to a variety of exhibits including farm carts and examples of the products of local engineering firms such as Dening & Co who made many of the farm machines on display around the Museum.

There is an important display on the Victorian pioneer of artificial limbs, James Gillingham, with examples of the artificial limbs he made together with a selection of his many photographs.

A lace machine of the type once used in the town’s many lace mills is another exhibit.

Alongside the machine you can listen to a 1 hour dramatisation of the 1842 Chard lace riot.


Our version of Gillingham's consulting room