New retail products for Christmas 2011 from the Museum of London
Enjoy a Dickensian Christmas, Frou-Frou your festivities and play London - The Board Game with new retail products from the Museum of London.
Discover the exclusively-licensed Victorian / Dickensian Christmas card range from the Museum of London. The Christmas card collection comprises of six exclusive cards individually priced at £2.50. Each card is 15cm square and comes with a festive red envelope and gold highlighting.
This Christmas also sees the Museum of London launch two new product ranges inspired by our fashion collection which are perfect for festive gifts: The Spitalfields Silk and Frou-Frou retail collections.
The Spitalfields Silk includes firstly, a brightly coloured shopper bag, perfect for groceries, books and general every day shopping. It is machine washable, 100% cotton and retails at £10.00. Secondly, a set of vibrant coasters, on which examples of Spitalfields Silk have been printed. The coasters are £2.50 each or a set of six retails at £12.00. Both the bag and coasters are printed and made in the UK and exclusive to the Museum of London.
The Museum of London’s Spitalfields Silk dress and textile collection dates from the eighteenth century. The Huguenot weavers brought new skills and technology to the UK, allowing the British silk industry to blossom.
The Frou-Frou range consists of three essential products all exclusive to the Museum of London. Firstly, a compact mirror, in three colours, perfect for your handbag or clutch which retails at £2.50. Secondly, a pocket-sized notebook available in pink and blue, both engraved with the Romanticised Frou Frou lady, this product costs £3.50. The final products in the Frou-Frou range are tea towels, made in the UK, which are 100% cotton machine washable and cost £6.50 each.
Our Frou-Frou range is inspired by eighteenth century engraved hand-coloured costume plates which are part of the Harry Matthews Collection. A rare group of over 3,500 exquisite plates covering the years 1550 to 1827. The Frou-Frou plates were originally published in La Gallerie des Modes, a fashionable Parisian magazine. London society circulated the publications to catch up on the latest in French fashion trends.
Now, the Museum of London is bringing back the Frou-Frou to London ladies.
The London Board Game is a brand new game developed by one of the world's leading game publishers and the Museum of London that takes players, ages 8 and up, through a fun packed 1000 years of London's history.
Play the game that both amuses and immerses you in the city's rich past.
Travel by London bus, taxi, or bike while you race along the time line escaping from the Fire of London, solving some clues in Baker Street with Sherlock Holmes and treading the boards at the Globe Theatre. It's all there.
The London Board Game makes for a fantastic family Christmas gift for just £19.99.
All our new product ranges, alongside our popular core stock range, are available in- store and online from www.museumoflondonshop.co.uk.
Product samples available on request.
Notes to Editors
1. For more information or images, please contact the press office at Museum of London on 020 7814 5502 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2. The Museum is open daily 10am – 6pm and is FREE to all.
3. The shop at Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands specialises in gifts and books about London. Visit the online shop at www.museumoflondonshop.co.uk .