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Heath Robinson Museum in Pinner to unveil ‘hidden treasures’ exhibition

The Heath Robinson Museum in Pinner, Harrow, has announced a new special exhibition that showcases hidden treasures from the private collection of Martin and Joanne Verden, who were instrumental in the creation of the museum.

The Verdens were dedicated members of the local community in Pinner and their love for the arts is evident in this diverse collection, which will be on display to the public from March 21 to May 25. The collection is called Heath Robinson’s Hidden Treasures: Works from a private collection, and includes the humorous cartoons, illustrations and advertising work of William Heath Robinson, as well as pieces by his brothers Charles and Thomas.

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Top of the Season at Lovely Lilleshall Pen and watercolour. Publication not yet traced, 1932. This picture, drawn in 1932, was made to promote ‘Lovely Lilleshall’, a tourist attraction opened by industrialist Herbert Ford in 1927. It was located in Shropshire between Shrewsbury and Stafford.

Many of the artworks on display have never been exhibited before, making this a unique opportunity for visitors to discover the Verdens’ collection and gain a deeper insight into the creative world of the Heath Robinson family. The exhibition is a celebration of the Verdens’ commitment to the arts and their enduring legacy in the community.

The exhibition is hosted in the museum’s special exhibition gallery and will be on display for three months. Visitors can explore the collection and learn more about the Verdens’ passion for the arts and their involvement in the creation of the museum. The museum also has a permanent gallery that showcases the life and artistic development of William Heath Robinson through original artworks and interactive exhibits.

Heath Robinson Museum in Pinner to unveil 'hidden treasures' exhibition Harrow Online
Mr W Heath Robinson’s Own Private Railway Engine, not Often Allowed On the GWR. Pen and ink Published in Railway Ribaldry, 1935

The Heath Robinson Museum is unique to Harrow and combines a serious approach to the arts with a sense of humour! The museum is dedicated to the life and work of William Heath Robinson, an artist and illustrator who is best known for his whimsical drawings of complicated machines and contraptions. With its new special exhibition, the museum offers visitors a chance to explore the rich history and legacy of the Heath Robinson family and the enduring impact of their creative vision, undoubtedly a part of Harrow’s history not to be missed.

For those wishing to check it out, and we strongly advise you do!, you can visit the museum at Heath Robinson Museum, Pinner Memorial Park, West End Lane, Pinner, HA5 1AE.