Whether you are looking for a fantastic family day out or a quiet stroll in beautiful surroundings, Quex Park is the place to come! The Powell-Cotton Museum at Quex is recognised as one of the UK's most fascinating visitor attractions, the home of the Powell-Cotton family and their extraordinary collection of treasures.
The friendly staff welcome you to this unique museum, established in 1896 by Major Powell-Cotton to house natural history specimens and cultural objects collected on expeditions to Asia and Africa.
He was a pioneer in the use of the diorama to display mounted mammals in representations of their natural habitats. The natural history dioramas housed at the museum are outstanding, unique to the UK, and stunning for their size, quality and imagery. Today they still excite the imagination of young and old alike.
The world-class natural history and ethnographical collections at the Museum support the study, understanding and simple enjoyment of the zoological, cultural and ecological diversity of Africa and the Indian sub-continent and are of world- class importance.
Further galleries in the Museum contain local archaeology as well as textiles, weaponry and a range of ceramics, jade and ivory from Europe, China and Japan, assembled by six generations of the Powell-Cotton family.
In the afternoons several rooms in Quex House are open, which was remodeled and extended in the late 19th century. The beautiful 15 acre gardens to be seen today were developed in Victorian times and make a stunning location for any picnic.
Quex Park is a unique country park totaling 250 acres; an oasis of parkland and trees. The park is a haven for birdlife with over 50 species recorded in the last few years.
So why not take a trip to Quex and see for yourself...a full day of excitement, amazement and enjoyment awaits you!