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The Bank of England is essentially the central bank for the whole of the United Kingdom and is the model on which most modern, large central banks are based.  It was first established in 1694 and has been located in London’s main financial district on Threadneedle Street since 1734.  The Bank also houses a museum displaying the fascinating history of banking through the ages.  TESS are particularly proud to be supplying another batch of new cases to the museum for updating part of their displays.  The museum is free for visitors.




Christchurch Mansion is a substantial Tudor brick mansion house within Christchurch Park on the edge of the town centre of Ipswich, Suffolk, England. It is now owned by the town and since 1895 has formed one of the two principal venues of the Ipswich Corporation Museums, now part of the Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service.

The Grade I listed building mansion houses a collection of pottery and glass, a contemporary art gallery and a collection of paintings by artists including John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough. There are rooms preserved as past inhabitants would have known them, complete with original items of fine clothing.  The house sits within a 70 acre public park which features many beautiful trees, rolling lawns and ponds.

The building is currently playing host to the famous Dallinghoo Hoard –  a collection of 840 Iron Age coins unearthed by metal detectors in 2008 in nearby Wickham Market.  The coins are the largest and most complete Iron Age gold hoard in existence and will now be kept in Suffolk and preserved for future generations.   They were made about 2,000 years ago by the Iceni tribe whose tribal territory covered Norfolk, north Suffolk and parts of Cambridgeshire.   The collection is housed in a specially commissioned, high security, demountable TESS Mono-3d case which will be used to tour the exhibition.





The Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is in Carlisle, Cumbria in England. Opened by the Carlisle Corporation in 1893, the original building is a converted Jacobean mansion, with extensions added when it was converted. At first the building contained the museum and also a library, an art school and a technical school. The building, including the extensions, is a Grade I listed building.

The two schools were moved in the 1950s and the library in 1986. The museum expanded in to the city Guildhall in 1980 and with new space available from 1986 it underwent an extensive redevelopment over 1989-90 and again in 2000-01.

The museum houses the Human History Collection, most notable for antiquities associated with Hadrians Wall and the two Roman forts established in Carlisle. It also has large and eclectic collections of zoological, botanical and geological material, as well as fine and decorative arts collections. Paintings in the collection include works by Burne-Jones, Stanley Spencer, Winifred Nicholson, Sheila Fell and Phil Morsman.  TESS are delighted to be regular suppliers of demountable cases to Tullie House.




Ely is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, 14 miles (23 km) north-north-east of Cambridge and about 80 miles (129 km) by road from London. Æthelthryth (Etheldreda) founded an abbey at Ely in AD 673; the abbey was destroyed in 870 by Danish invaders and was rebuilt by Ethelwold, Bishop of Winchester, in 970. Construction of the cathedral was started in 1083 by the first Norman bishop, Simeon. Sacrist, Alan of Walsinghams octagon, built over Elys nave crossing between 1322 and 1328, is the greatest individual achievement of architectural genius at Ely Cathedral according to architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner. Building continued until the dissolution of the abbey in 1539 during the Reformation. The cathedral was sympathetically restored between 1845 and 1870 by the architect George Gilbert Scott. As the seat of a diocese, Ely has long been considered a city; in 1974, city status was granted by royal charter.

The city includes a bright and friendly local history museum, located in the old Bishops Gaol. Ely Museum is the history centre for the Isle of Ely and the Fens, and takes you on a journey through time from prehistory to the twentieth century.  Displays include original prison cells, fossils that can be touched, Roman remains and an archive film of the Fens, including punt guns and eel catching. There is also a programme of special events and temporary exhibitions running throughout the year.

TESS were recently commissioned to supply a number of our flexible case systems as part of an upgrade programme at the museum.




Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century and is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, while the Duke and Duchess of Kent reside at Wren House. Kensington Palace is also used on an unofficial basis by Prince Harry, as well as his cousin Zara Phillips.

On 6 November 2011, it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will move from their temporary residence in Kensington Palace to the four-story, 20-room Apartment 1-A, formerly the residence of Princess Margaret. It is expected that they will move in 2013, with renovation work taking place in 2012. Once the Duke and Duchess move into their new apartment, Prince Harry is expected to move his official residence from Clarence House to the residence the Duke and Duchess vacate.

It was the official residence of Diana, Princess of Wales (from 1981 until her death in 1997), Princess Margaret (from 1960 until her death in 2002) and Princess Alice (from 1994 until her death in 2004).

Today, the State Rooms are open to the public and managed by the independent charity Historic Royal Palaces; a nonprofit organisation that does not receive public funds.  TESS are very proud to be regular suppliers of our Spectrum system cases to house and display some of the magnificent costumes kept at the Palace.




Weston Park Museum was named the Sheffield City Museum and Mappin Art Gallery until 2006. It opened in 1875, and housed Sheffields archaeology, natural history, decorative art and social history collections.

The Mappin Art Gallery had a small section given over to a rotating exhibition of the citys collection, but the majority of its galleries contained a contemporary mixture of commissions and touring exhibitions.

The building closed in March 2003 for complete renovation. The £17.3 million re-development was partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Sheffield City Council and Objective 1 for South Yorkshire. The building reopened in October 2006 as Weston Park Museum and was equipped throughout with permanent showcases supplied and installed by our parent company ClickNetherfield.  The museum also has an expanding temporary exhibition programme housed in the Harold Cantor Gallery, and TESS were recently commissioned to supply our Evolution modular system to help with the ever changing nature of the displays.




Seven Stories the national centre for childrens Books in the United Kingdom is based in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, close to the citys newly regenerated quayside. The centre takes its name from the theory that there are only seven basic plots in literature, and the fact that the renovated Victorian mill in which it is housed has seven levels.  Seven Stories is the first museum in the UK wholly dedicated to the art of British children’s books.

It has a changing programme of ground breaking exhibitions aimed at both children and adults. Recognised as a national home for children’s literature, Seven Stories brings together original manuscripts and illustrations from some of the nations best loved children’s books, to excite visitors in an exploration of creativity, literature and art.

Substantial original artwork and manuscripts has been donated to the centre and the collection continues to grow.  TESS are proud to be regular suppliers of flexible and sustainable showcase systems to help display and protect the ever growing collection.




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.