18 November 2023 to 13 January 2024
The Hooden Horse: a Christmas masquerade
The hooden horse is a folk performance disguise unique to East Kent. Traditionally the house-calling custom known as ‘hoodening’ took place at Christmas, but over the last century the hooden horse could also be seen getting up to mischief in folk festivals and alongside Morris Dancers. This exhibition explains the history and continuing relevance of this enigmatic beast.
20 January to 16 March 2024
Make Do and Mend – Nothing New!