The Tudor House was built in the 17th Century. Three floors are devoted to local and interesting historical objects.
Our dedicated volunteers are always busy arranging, cleaning and maintaining our exhibits.
A BRIEF HISTORY
To maintain and add to the large number of exhibits.
Lavender and Mark Beard came to Upton in the 1960s from Essex; she was an artist, a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and a potter. He was a viola player from a distinguished musical family. In Upton they founded The Upton Pottery and their witty and original creations found favour widely as the letters of appreciation which lined the hallway of her home clearly showed. After they closed the pottery because of soaring rates bills and with Mark’s failing health for he too had become an accomplished potter, Lavender turned her collecting enthusiasm to good use. She acquired The Tudor House, which had been a restaurant and turned it into museum. To her collection of glass, china and pottery she added household goods and kitchenware, an extensive gallery of photographs of old Upton and most recently a tailor’s workshop. Local residents and visitors, especially children, were always welcomed personally and enjoyed her reminiscences.
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