Events - 22 Jan 22

Pulling Strings - The Art of The Marionette

22 January 2022 - 10 April 2022 Bantock House Museum


Marionettes, also known as string puppets, are one of the oldest forms of puppetry. The word marionette comes from the French for “little Mary” and during the Middle Ages string puppets were often used to depict biblical events, hence the name. Since that time marionettes have appeared on stage and on TV as well as becoming one of the post popular toys of all time. This exhibition will look at the craft and skill in creating marionettes, from the earliest to the ones still in use today.