Object of the Week 27-31 May

At the heart of Redbridge Museum is a unique collection of over 7000 objects, oral history and film. Once a week we will be selecting one object from Redbridge Museum’s collection to share with you online.

This week we start the countdown of the final few weeks of our temporary exhibition a History of Redbridge in Maps. 

Our Object of the Week on display is a terrestrial pocket globe dated from the 1800’s. The globe shows the earth while its spherical case shows formations of stars known as constellations.

Australia is shown on the globe as ‘New Holland’. It was known as this by Europeans until the name was changed to Australia by the British government in 1824.

The globe also shows the Indian subcontinent as ‘Mogul India’ from the time of the Mogul Empire that began in 1526 and ended in the mid-19th century.

This fascinating globe is kindly on loan from Brent Museum and will be on display until Saturday 14 June 2014 in our temporary exhibition. 

History of Redbridge in Maps

Title Terrestrial pocket globe

Associated Dates –  about 1800

Location – On display at Redbridge Museum, Central Library 1st Floor

Opening times Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-4pm

Website – Visit the Museum Webpage

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