This trail of Eton’s three museums and the Verey Gallery will highlight fascinating objects relating to food and drink spanning over 4,000 years of history.
Pick up your guide in the Museum of Eton Life, where you can view an Edwardian boy’s room set up for ‘mess’ and then explore the current exhibition in the Verey Gallery, Six Centuries of Food and Dining at Eton College. In the Natural History Museum, discover more about food chains in the animal kingdom before heading over to the Museum of Antiquities to see examples of pre-Columbian, ancient Greek and Egyptian drinking vessels and even a piece of ancient Egyptian bread!
Dates: Sunday 19th September, Sunday 26th September and Sunday 3rd October
Times: 2.30pm – 5pm
Venue: Pick up your trail guide in the Museum of Eton Life (at the end of Baldwin’s Shore, off Eton High Street)
Ticket Price: Free (No ticket required)
Recreation of an Edwardian boy’s room set up for ‘mess’ in the Museum of Eton Life
College Kitchen display in the new temporary exhibition Six Centuries of Food and Dining at Eton College
Food chain graphic, focussing on animals represented in the Wild Wood case, on display in the Natural History Museum
Campanian red-figure bell krater (for mixing wine with water). Scene from Greek comedy: Heracles with lion-skin and club helps himself to food from Zeus’s cornucopia, watched by Hebe, 4th century BC
Double-chambered ‘whistling’ vessel with figures under canopy, pre-Columbian, culture of the Chimu, dating from 1100-1470 AD