Powell Cotton Museum

Quex Park is the site of the Powell-Cotton Museum, established by Major Powell-Cotton, originally to display to the public his collection of hunted wildlife, which had been obtained on his expeditions to Africa and the Indian sub-continent. Today it has a value in informing us not only about the wildlife and people of Africa but also about the culture of those who established the museum and those who would have visited in the past. What we hope to display in this presentation is an account of the various aspects of the museum, such as its physical situation and its contents, with direct reference to Major Powell-Cotton via the photographs and films that he took in Africa.