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The Horniman Museum is located in Forest Hill, South London, England. Commissioned in 1898, it opened in 1901 and was designed by Charles Harrison Townsend in the Arts and Crafts style. The museum was founded by Victorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman and contained his collection of natural history, cultural artefacts and musical instruments.  In 1911 an additional building to the west of the main building, originally containing a lecture hall and library, was donated by Frederick Hornimans son Emslie Horniman. This was also designed by Townsend. The Horniman specialises in anthropology, natural history and musical instruments and has a collection of 350,000 objects. The ethnography and music collections have Designated status. One of its most famous exhibits is the large collection of stuffed animals. It also has an aquarium noted for its unique layout.  TESS are pleased to have been chosen to supply our Spectrum demountable cases for the Horniman.




Bamburgh Castle is an imposing castle located on the coast at Bamburgh in Northumberland, England. The Castle  is a Grade I listed building and is steeped in incredibly rich history – far too much to give a brief synopsis here.  Please visit their own website for an in-depth history of this fabulous monument.  TESS are very proud to be regular suppliers of our showcases to the Castle.



The Whipple Museum of the History of Science holds an extensive collection of scientific instruments, apparatus, models, pictures, prints, photographs, books and other material related to the history of science. It was founded in 1944, when Robert Whipple presented his collection of scientific instruments to the University of Cambridge. The Museums collection is designated by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) as being of national and international importance.   TESS are very pleased to have been selected to supply a series of our PrismHD cases to the Whipple for displaying some of their most treasured possessions.



Penrith & Eden Museum is situated in the beautiful lake district town of Penrith.  The museum is situated in the old Robinson’s School building on the High Street.  Robinsons School closed in April 1971 after a long and interesting history dating back to the year 1670. The school was named after William Robinson, a native of Penrith, who moved to London where he became a wealthy merchant, Freeman of the Grocer Company, and substantial property owner. In 1978 Penrith Civic Society, with the help of a Job Creation Programme, created a leisure area from the former school yard, thereby opening up a view of Thacka Beck which flows behind the building. The area was officially opened on 13 May 1978 by Miss Shaul, the Schools last Headmistress. During the years following its closure, plans were made for the old building to take on a new role as a museum and information centre. The collections from the old Penrith Museum which had been housed in the Town Hall prior to the old museums closure in the 1960s, were moved into Robinsons School and a small exhibition area set up in 1984. But it was not until 1990 that the newly extended and refurbished Penrith Museum opened alongside the Penrith Tourism Information Centre in the old building a continuing reminder of William Robinsons generosity to his native town of Penrith.  TESS are proud to be regular suppliers of Evolution and PrismHD cases to this quintessentially English museum.



Queens’ College in Cambridge, has been a centre of learning for more than 550 years and boasts a rich, complex and varied history much like the thriving academic community it supports.  Committed to academic excellence and diversity, Queens offers one of the most comfortable and welcoming of Cambridges working colleges but still retains its historical charm, beauty and traditions.

The College combines medieval and modern architecture in extensive gardens. It sits astride the River Cam, its two halves joined across the river by the famous Mathematical Bridge.  Queens also has two libraries, both of which are located in  the oldest part of the College. The War Memorial Library supports junior members, providing a study space and core resources across the range of tripos subjects. The Old Library houses the Colleges manuscripts,  rare books and other special collections and documents.  TESS are delighted to have been chosen to supply a new PrismHD manuscript case to the Old Library to help display some of their most precious works.



The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) in Manchester, is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology, and industry – in particular the city of Manchester’s contributions in those areas.  The museum houses extensive displays of railway locomotives and rolling stock, juxtapositioned with space vehicles and even examples of the city’s sewerage system.  TESS have been a regular supplier of cases to MOSI over the years and were recently appointed to supply more of our Vista and PrismHD cases for a new temporary exhibition.