A Winter Skirmish Exhibition

23 January – 11 March 2018

Temporary Exhibition Gallery. Free with Museum Admission

This exhibition commemorates the 375th anniversary of an encounter between the Royalist forces loyal to King Charles I and the Parliamentarian forces who opposed them. Fought on 1 February 1643 for control of the nearby and strategically vital Yarm Bridge, then the most-easterly bridge across the River Tees.

Complete with a range of arms and armour of the time, this fascinating exhibition reveals the history of this battle and its part in the English Civil War.

 

   

Left: Portrait of King Charles I on a snuff box from the museum’s collection (Preston Park Museum STCMG:1925.SB21.0092).

Right: Yarm Bridge, the site of the winter skirmish.