New at Mount Edgcumbe

Visitors to Mount Edgcumbe can now view the outcome of the archive project undertaken by a team of volunteers over the last 18 months. An edited version of the archive entitled ‘The Great War: Mount Edgcumbe Before and After’ is available for visitors to browse on an interactive touchscreen in one of the exhibition rooms, along with a digital photo display. The full digital archive containing several hundred photographs, over 100 documents and other information can be viewed on request, as can paper copies of the documents and information. A simple website has also been designed to publicise the project, promote the archive and encourage people to visit Mount Edgcumbe, www.mountedgcumbeww1.co.uk

Mount Edgcumbe House is currently hosting a temporary exhibition entitled ‘Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War’ to which has been added the casket presented to Viscountess Valletort in 1914 when she launched HMS Royal Oak, and an information panel as a memorial to those from the locality who lost their lives as a result of the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

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