Old Chapel Museum

Jan Graffius with delegates and the Stonyhurst collection
Stonyhurst College has for centuries been a repository for curious and precious items relating to the history of Catholicism in Britain. Curator of the Stonyhurst Collections, Jan Graffius, gave a guided tour to the delegates at the province conference held at the college last week.  She explained that over the centuries the Jesuits had collected, been given and bequeathed an extraordinary array of items now housed in a suite of rooms, some originally designated for display purposes,...
Bishop John Arnold at Stonyhurst new museum
The Bishop of Salford opened and blessed the newly established Old Chapel Museum at Stonyhurst College on the feast of the Immaculate Conception 8th December, marking another important step in creating greater public accessibility to the oldest museum collection in the English speaking world.  Amongst the guests were foreign royals, religious leaders, British parliamentarians, and leading academics.The opening of the Old Chapel Museum at Stonyhurst College is the culmination of five...