The Living Landscape Gallery


Find out how life in Godalming and the surrounding villages has been shaped by the landscape and natural resources of the area. Displays explore the local rivers and the rocks, how wood and wool have contributed to the development of town, farming and gardening, power and transport. At the centre of it all is a beautiful tree sculpture by Godalming woodworker Mervyn Mewis and a range of hands-on activities. The Museum’s collection of fossils from the greensand rocks and the chalk, and archaeological finds from the Stone Age, Roman, Saxon and more modern times are also on display here.

 

THE CENTRAL DISPLAYS RELATE TO THE PANELS ON THE WALLS OF THE GALLERY

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Rivers, Travel and Rocks

 

 

Rocks, Farms and Wool

 

 

Wool, Gardens and Wood

 

 

Wood, Power and Rivers

 

 

The Labours of the Months - Stained glass windows by Rachel Mulligan

The panels represent the Labours of the Months in images that recall medieval calendars but updated to show the work on modern allotments.

Although the scenes they record are modern, the panels have a medieval feel, with quirky figures and detailed depiction of seasonal tasks.

Surrey Artist of the Year 2014, Rachel Mulligan lives and works in Farncombe.

 

 

 

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