Middling Culture Exhibition

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About the Exhibition

Welcome to the Middling Culture exhibition, where we highlight the lives of England's sixteenth and seventeenth century middle class. Through curated images and artifacts, we explore their daily realities—neither wealthy nor impoverished, but socially significant.

Our exhibition is organized into thematic sections, showcasing objects that define the middling class and its communities. These items illustrate their social mobility and distinct identity amidst broader society, revealing their role in shaping England's cultural landscape.

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Explore our collection showcasing treasured artifacts from England's middling class, offering insights into daily life, social mobility, and cultural identity in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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