Free admission to the gallery, shop and café. Come along and take a look.

On now

A small display of covers spanning the life of The Dickinson News. The Dickinson News began with beautifully printed and illustrated four colour covers, later reflecting wartime austerity and finally becoming a fairly basic internal newsletter.  They reflect key historical events, social change, design styles and printing advances.

This is a taster of a future larger display, exploring some of  the topics within the cover of The Dickinson News, which include developments and expansion of the Dickinson empire across the world, works social activities employee person celebrations and local news.

If you’ve ever visited Frogmore Paper Mill you will be familiar with a life size papier mâché figure of a newspaper seller, fondly known as Bert. He has been with us many years, frightened a few staff in the dark, been out on the road and visitors have a fascination for touching his teeth. ‘Bert’ is the work of renowned papier mâché artist Philip Cox, who bored one Christmas Day, is said to have started making his first figure out of the used wrapping paper. There began a lifetime career, making paper characters, such as tourists, old ladies taking tea, famous artists and animals. The works are now scattered throughout our main visitor displays… don’t say we didn’t warn you!