Smallhythe Place Research Visit
We’ve been working on a new exhibition on the life and work of Edward Gordon Craig. Stevenage Museum’s research team, made up of staff and volunteers, visited Smallhythe Place in Kent on the 10th August 2016.
The property, now owned by the National Trust, was the home of Ellen Terry (Craig’s mother) from 1899 until her death in 1928. The following year, her daughter, Edith Craig, transformed the house into a museum which now displays a fascinating personal and theatrical collection that reflects Ellen’s extraordinary career and unconventional private life.
Susannah Mayor, the house steward, gave a guided tour of the beautiful 16th-century property before inviting the team behind the scenes to view their extensive collection of artwork, books, letters, photographs and costumes related to this fascinating family.
Collection pertaining to Edward Gordon Craig
Broader collection at Smallhythe
Database of the correspondence of Ellen Terry and Edith Craig