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BU Students Students from the BU MA Museum Studies course  

A new mini-exhibition School Life Before St. Barbe Museum, was launched at St. Barbe Museum, Lymington on Friday 25th April. The exhibition was opened by the Mayor of Lymington & Pennington, Cllr Pauline Elsworth who commented “people are interested in the history of their old school and this new display brings the building’s past to life”.

The Mayor’s husband attended the school during the Second World War and remembers American soldiers handing out chocolate powder and Christmas presents to the children.

The new mini-exhibition has been produced by students of Bournemouth University’s MA Museum Studies course. It charts the story of the school that occupied the museum building from 1836 until 1991. The school was formally known as the National School, before becoming the Lymington C of E Funded School in 1909.

Professor Mark Brisbane a lecturer on the MA course commented “the students have produced a top quality display on a limited budget, which shows what can be done. The museum has been incredibly supportive and we couldn’t have done this without their help”. have also updated their article on the exhibition at the following link