The entire collection of the Shambles, a museum of Victorian life recreated as a small town on an acre of land, has been split into 2,300 lots and is up for grabs. Collectors, other museums looking to add to their collections and lovers of curiosities are expected to descend on Newent, Gloucestershire, to bid for everything from boxes of Victorian soap to scary veterinary implements.Entire collection of the Shambles museum on sale
The Shambles was opened 20 years ago by Jim Chapman and his wife, Holly, both keen collectors of Victorian memorabilia. They laid out the museum as a town, complete with pub, police station, shops and workshops, and have been attracting 40,000 visitors a year.
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