Paradise Lost & the Private Presses

16th August – 30th September

The world’s first exhibition of private press editions of Paradise Lost, curated by James Freemantle of the St. James Press. It features rare books, ephemera and original artwork from the Doves Press, Golden Cockerel Press and a range of modern presses.

Included with entry to museum.


4th – 28th October

Featuring flowers from our own garden, Vanitas presents the flowers of Paradise Lost in a new light. Looking back to the 17th century tradition of Vanitas – paintings that explored mortality – artist John Phillips manipulates light and fading beauty in this experimental print series. The result is a technical tour de force, in which the artist combines up to 1400 image components to imbue his subjects with an eerie hyper-reality.

Included with entry to museum.