Sudbury Hall NT

Sudbury Hall NT

Halloween

 The seasons are changing and autumn is upon us. That can mean only one thing…Halloween!

Autumnal Sudbury
Photo courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobybarnes/3019021478/in/photostream/

 

To fit in with the Halloween season, I thought I’d show you some of the spookier objects in our collection!

A toy bat
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/667091

 

We’ve got a lovely collection of witches, from dolls to marionettes. Some are a lot creepier than others!

A witch marionette from the Lilliput Marionette Theatre
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/661551

A witch marionette from the Lilliput Marionette Theatre
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/661581

A witch puppet
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/662387

A witch doll
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/669778

A witch doll made of maize
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/669779

A witch doll
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/669782

A witch doll
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/669783

 

We can’t have witches without the witch’s trusty companion: the black cat!

A Steiff soft toy black cat
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/663494

A clockwork black cat
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/663488

A clockwork cat
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/660224

This is a creepy looking soft toy cat!
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/664770

 

We’ve also got a couple of ghosts haunting our collection…

A ghost marionette from the Lilliput Marionette Theatre
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/661587

A ghost marionette from the Lilliput Marionette Theatre
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/661589

 

How would you feel to find this snake creeping up on you?

A wooden snake
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/664632

 

Or this spider?

A wooden spider from a set of Noah’s Ark animals
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/664095

 

Finally, it wouldn’t be Halloween without a pumpkin!

A theatre programme in the shape of a pumpkin
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/666783

 

 

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