Our dedicated team work across the museum, house and gardens. Here are a few of our friendly faces. If you’d like to get in touch please use our general enquiries email enquiries@powell-cottonmuseum.org

Catriona West

Director

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

Sue Harris

Head Gardener

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

Lyndsay Ridley, Head of Operations, Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens.

Lyndsay Ridley

Head of Operations

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

Rebecca Castle

Museum Officer

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

Emma-Jayne Hamlington

Learning and Engagement Officer

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

Alison Day

Alison Day

Learning and Engagement Officer

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

Janice Le Corney

Learning and Engagement Officer

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

Rachel Jennings

Curator of Natural History

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

Hazel Basford

Archivist

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

Hilary Plowman

Senior Administrator

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

Ben McLoughlin

Documentation Assistant

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

Natalie Mitchell

Conservator

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

Nigel Lewis

CEO

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

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Beautiful frosty mornings
2022 Roundup! This was our year of trying new things; events, tours, experiences and ways of opening. Thank you to everyone who has supported us through volunteering, visiting and donating. 
2023 will be another year of change, growing on our successes and making some of the physical changes we’ve been preparing along with new events and experiences. There’s a lot to look forward to! 
We will be open tomorrow, January 1st, 11-3 and then we reopen regularly for the season on Saturday 11th February.
We’re glad to say that we were included in the ‘Digital Benin’ project, which seeks to present Benin’s rich cultural and historical heritage, preserving it for future generations of Benin / Ido people. This website has many special features, including male and female audio, Edo designation of objects and an interactive map featuring the historical landmarks of the Benin Kingdom. View at digitalbenin.org

Image: Brass box, shaped like a fish, finished. Purchased in Benin City on 30/01/1931.