National Trust reveals quirky objects to be found in Derbyshire... can you say what they are?
CURIOUS history fans across the Midlands are being challenged to identify "weird and wonderful" artefacts that, until now, have been hidden away in Derbyshire.
The National Trust cares for more than 151,000 objects in the region, many of which have surprising origins and unusual uses.
In Derbyshire, visitors can discover a host of intriguing items at Calke Abbey, Kedleston Hall, Hardwick Hall and Sudbury Hall and its Museum of Childhood.
Many of these will be on view for the first time over the coming months as the Trust reveals previously hidden treasures.
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Some of the more unusual items are now being featured on Facebook, with users being invited to guess what they are.
Beccy Speight, regional director of the National Trust in the Midlands, said the aim was to generate greater interest in Derbyshire's many historic artefacts.
She said: "Our places across Derbyshire are a treasure trove of beautiful, precious and sometimes downright odd objects.
"It's these quirky things, and how we look after them, that add to the intrigue of our special places, bringing their stories to life in the most vivid and unusual ways."
How did you do in picture mystery?#
1. A pressure cooker from Calke Abbey.
2. A games compendium from Hardwick Hall
3. A wine cooler from Kedleston Hall.
4. A marmalade cutter from Sudbury Hall.
5. A fire extinguisher from Calke Abbey.
6. A chocolate box from Calke Abbey.
7. An inkwell from Kedleston Hall.