Museum seeks old bakery kit

29 November, 2012

The Beamish Museum, in County Durham, is seeking old bakery equipment for a new exhibit, due to open in 2013.

A traditional bakery is being brought to life in a 1913 town setting, to open next year, and the museum is looking for Edwardian equipment, such as a wooden proving cabinet, bread tins, dough dividers, tray racks, peels and rakes.

The bakery itself was originally part of the Annfield Plain Co-op in County Durham and was moved, brick by brick, to the museum.

Visitors to the exhibit will be able to see bakers at work, using Edwardian recipes, and they will also be able to buy freshly-made bread, pies, biscuits and cakes.

Kate Reeder, keeper of social history and collections administration, at the museum, said: “The outside of the building is nearly complete. We are looking to start fitting out the interior early in the new year.

“We’d like to get the items we’re looking for as soon as possible, in case we need to restore them.”

She added: “On the one side, we’re going to have a public demonstration area, and the other side is going to be a shop area where people can buy products.”

If you can help, please contact Kate Reeder on 01913 704009 or email katereeder@beamish.org.uk





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