The Plaxtol Protocol
Wed 9th Feb 2022 to Sat 16th Apr 2022 -
Over in a West Country village, there is an imaginary folk museum with surprisingly close links to the county of Kent, called Leasingstede Museum ®.
The Plaxtol Protocol is a touring exhibition created by artist Jane Williams, which examines these intriguing connections, and highlights previously ignored aspects of local history, such as Maidstone’s Lost Festival. It will feature many of Leasingstede’s rareties and curiosities, and other stuff cleared out to make space for the curators’ new coffee machine and microwave.
Tickets are not allocated for specific timeslots. Book your tickets online, arrive when the museum is open and show confirmation at main reception (either by order number or PayPal confirmation email) and you will be directed to the exhibition.
If you are unable to book online, you can buy your tickets on the day at main reception.
Meet the ‘Other Curator’, Saturday 12 March, 12 noon
This Saturday, March 12, at 12 noon, the Other Curator from Leasingstede Museum will be showing visitors to The Plaxtol Protocol some weird artefacts not already on display in the exhibition.
“A box of stuff got left behind at Leasingstede because the Chief Curator needed the space in the van for her make-up bag and heated rollers,” she explains.
“The Director found the box hidden under his desk and wasn’t too pleased. He particularly wanted people to see the Settle Scorer, the Daub Wattler and a few other things, so he’s had them sent up for this Object-handling Session.”
**Join us this March for The March Match-Up for a chance to win a special edition Maidstone Monopoly game**
When visiting The Plaxtol Protocol exhibition, children can pick up the March Match-Up quiz and answer the questions about items in the exhibition and their counterparts in Maidstone Museum. Return your quiz sheet to the steward in the exhibition for your chance to win. All entries will be entered into a prize draw and the winner will be notified on the 1 April 2022. Good luck!