The Gift ShopEvery visitor enters the museum through the Shop, but many of us don't really notice it!
The first thing to see is The Royal Warrant Holder's Coat of Arms.
This was removed from the premises of J. Gibbs Ltd on the closure of their business. They acquired it from a general hardware store in Windsor called 'Wellmans' in Peacod Street. Significant repair work was done on it before Gibbs' obtained it - One of the lion's legs has been repaired with wood fixed on - can you see which it is?
The Coat-of-Arms was removed from Wellmans by Gibbs' work manager, Jack Best. Jack worked for Gibbs all his life. He joined the firm at age 14, becoming works manager and eventually overseeing its closure.
Inside the shop we probably stop at the till just long enough to pay for our entry tickets, but look around and see what else is there…
There is a surprising variety of items to buy and keep, from interesting books about us or something to eat through to something for the kids amongst us to enjoy owning!
With such a wide choice available, spend some time looking around: you will find that perfect gift and keepsake at the Rural Life Centre shop.
We stock a range of items we know you will love, including:
- Products made at the museum by our talented wood turners and blacksmiths
- Locally produced items
- Museum souvenirs
- Seasonal products
- Unique gifts
- A range of books featuring the history of local areas
Profit from the Shop passes directly to the Old Kiln Museum charitable funds.