Sir Patrick visits First Folio

5 October 2011

Hollywood actor Sir Patrick Stewart, who has spent most of his career performing the plays of William Shakespeare, visited the museum last week to the see the Shakespeare First Folio display which open in March 2011.

Sir Patrick had already provided the voice over for the display's audio-visual presentation but on seeing the new display for the first time remarked that being in the presence of a First Folio always "gives him goosebumps". During his visit Sir Patrick was also able to see the museum's Britannia printing press in working order and museum volunteer and print expert Brian Aldred explained the process of printing the First Folio nearly 400 years ago.

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Craven Museum & Gallery would like to thank Innsight TV for filming Sir Patrick's visit.