Velocipathy: A Celebration of Vintage Cycling

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Velocipathy
A Celebration of Vintage Cycling

Tuesday 2nd – Sunday 21st June 2015

To mark the Eroica Britannia festival, part of Visit Peak’s Summer of Cycling, Haddon Hall is excited to be working with Derby Museums to exhibit a selection of vintage bicycles from the Derby Museums collection.

Highlights of the exhibition include an 1870s velocipede manufactured in Derby by engineering firm George Fletcher and Co., a personal gift from George to his brother, and a Dewey ‘Express’ penny-farthing from the same period. Alongside the vintage cycles will be a collection of objects relating to cycling in the city of Derby. Many of these objects are being shown for the very first time.

The exhibition has been co-produced at Derby Silk Mill with volunteers from Sustrans’ ‘Bike It Derby’ scheme, part of Derby City Council’s Derby Connected programme. Working alongside Derby Museums staff, the volunteers have designed and built the exhibition in the Derby Silk Mill workshops, learning new skills such as basic woodwork and 3D design.

You can find the exhibition in the Earl’s Apartments.

General Admission rates apply.

Haddon Hall Derby Museums L'Eroica 2015 Velocipathy

Exhibition Poster for Haddon Hall Derby Museums L’Eroica 2015 Velocipathy