Nottingham’s first Caribbean heritage museum is here

Nottingham’s first Caribbean heritage museum is popping up in the city.

Catherine Ross, of Bakersfield, has been in Nottingham since 1958 and remembers coming to a new country as a young child.

Catherine says she has always cherished her memories of her Caribbean childhood, which is why she set up the SKN (Skills, Knowledge and Networks) cultural heritage museum which goes to venues all over the county.

As the brainchild behind the museum, Catherine said she felt there was little facilities for Caribbean people in Nottingham to research their heritage.

Video: Catherine Ross talks about her career and her background.

The pop up museum has been going since February and the founder says it’s been a massive success.

The exhibition has been going into schools, cultural centres and has also been a big help to elderly Caribbean people in care homes according to the owner.

Catherine said it’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved and learn about Caribbean heritage.

The museum is looking for a permanent home but at the moment it refers to itself as a “museum without walls” and continues to travel around to try and educate people.


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