Bulb Museum Information Leaflet
A Local Success Story
The Spalding Bulb Museum & Horticultural Exhibition
The Museum is dedicated to all those who created and
worked within the flower bulb industry from 1880 to today. Pictures of many of
these people at work are on display as well as photographs of Tulip Parades from
1964 to 1974.
Exhibits include a 1904 flower forcing glass house,
Blacksmiths shop and the Spalding Cattle Market Auction Hall which was removed
from the Spalding Cattle Market and re-sited at Birchgrove in 1995, There are
several hovels full of equipment built specially, or converted for use within
the Bulb Industry.
A film show featuring pictorial information from days gone
by is shown in the gardeners theatre. Horse Carts, Ploughs, Bulb Graders,
Weighing Scales, Sack Winders and so much more add to the atmosphere and help to
explain the story of this incredibly successful industry from its conception
through to its heyday and into its decline.
The Exhibition is open between April and October, Party
bookings taken for illustrated talks on the Bulb Industry.
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