Tradescant's Ark Shells

Garden Museum2018

Garden Museum

Garden Museum
London, United Kingdom

In 1629 John Tradescant the Elder leased a house on South Lambeth Road to establish his own botanic garden and museum, know as the 'Tradescant's Ark'. The Ark was the first museum in the country, open to anyone who could pay the six pence entry price. Inside was a permanent exhibition of his curiosities including shells which were a prized object at the time. The Garden Museum has a permanent display, shown here, that recreates Tradescant's Ark.


  • Title: Tradescant's Ark Shells
  • Creator: Garden Museum
  • Date Created: 2018
  • Location Created: Garden Museum, lambeth, London

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