|CAPTAIN FAWCETT IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE OFFICIAL RE-OPENING OF HIS SIMPLY ‘MARVELLOUS BARBERSHOP MUSEUM‘ IN KING‘S LYNN, NORFOLK. FURTHERMORE HE IS NOW ABLE TO ENTERTAIN VIRTUAL VISITORS…|
HOW SIMPLY SPLENDID!
One of Great Britain’s most extraordinary museums is once again open to visitors after its extended closure as a result of the most recent ballyhoo.
Surely one of the UK’s most unusual collections… it is a veritable tonsorial treasure trove celebrating literally centuries of craftsmanship. Along with sharing the origination of now invariably, mass produced everyday items, this extensive archive includes truly exceptional antique pieces dating as far back as the seventeenth century. It is a magnificent tribute to the ancient, most noble profession of the Barber Surgeon and is believed to be the world’s largest collection of its kind.
The Museum originally opened back in March 2019, heralded by a sumptuous candle lit extravaganza attended by renowned & distinguished guests hailing from all around the globe. It is located on the mezzanine of Captain Fawcett’s incredible Gentleman’s Emporium in Kings Lynn, Norfolk & Good.
As an addition and thanks to the wonders of spectacular Matterport 3-D mapping technology, the curious may now visit virtually and ‘walk’ through the Captain’s HQ and Museum experiencing it as if they were actually there! In creating this quite remarkable immersive environment, Captain Fawcett was honoured to be assisted by the superb team at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum in King’s Lynn. Their most knowledgeable and indeed patient help was instrumental in the realisation of this great endeavour.
The art of functional design
Barbers are famed for taking enormous pride in both their craft and the tools of this their noble trade. These precision instruments are marvels of engineering and are without doubt design classics, elegant in form and robust in function, their edge literally honed over many centuries of thriving industry.
A keen amateur antique collector, intrigued by tales overheard in barbershops across the globe, Captain Fawcett’s founder, Richie Finney, amassed an astonishing curiosity cabinet of barbering ephemera. It is an undoubtedly a personal homage to the glories of the tonsorial art.
Who will enjoy this remarkable collection?
There is something here for everyone, from modern barbers to students of industrial design, historians, writers, researchers and filmmakers alike along with aficionados of both wit and style.
Hand sanitiser is available on the premises and, in accordance with current Government legislation, all visitors are requested to wear a mask.
The full range of Captain Fawcett’s simply ‘First Class Gentleman’s Grooming Requisites’ are available to sample and purchase. Would be visitors are advised to contact the Emporium in advance of travelling. Please email email@example.com or telephone 01553 833001 to make your booking and or schedule afternoon tea. Entrance to the Museum is free however a donation to ‘Make-A-Wish‘ is encouraged.
TO HIRE FOR PHOTO SHOOTS
With a background in the British film industry, Richie Finney, the Captain’s famed Right Hand Man, has presented the Museum with the judicious eye of a set designer, creating period tableaux which serve as a unique photo and film location. CLICK HERE
IMAGES, NOTES and FURTHER INFORMATIONFor additional information or further high res images please contact Jenna Leake at the Captain Fawcett Press Office.