Wicked Wessex: Cat o’ Nine Tails

Category: Entertainment

Start Date: 20/07/2019 10:00

End Date: 05/10/2019

Location: Poole Museum, 4 High Street, Poole

Booking Essential: No

Description: Each of the Wessex Museums Partners have chosen an object that explores the term ‘Wicked Wessex’. Pop in to see one of these four grisly objects, which will rotate around the four locations. Poole was a maritime centre in the 1700s and 1800s, but life was tough for the men who crewed the ships. The cat-o’-nine-tails was a type of whip used in the Royal Navy. A sailor could be flogged for anything from drunkenness to desertion. Each of the cat’s ‘tails’ was knotted to increase the pain of the lashes. on. Please let us know you saw us on What's On in Dorset!

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E-mail: info@shirehalldorset.org

Telephone: 01305 261849

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