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Beckford’s Tower’s Matchbox Collector

Download this free teaching resource from Beckford’s Tower to make your own Matchbox Collector!

Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Subjects: Art & Design, Design & Technology


Make your own Matchbox Collector!

William Beckford loved to collect treasures like pots, books, art and furniture. He built the Tower to display all of his treasures inside.

In this teaching resource from Beckford’s Tower, students can follow the instructions to make their own collectors drawers to fill with their own treasures.


Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Subjects: Art & Design, Design & Technology

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About Beckford's Tower.

Built between 1826 and 1827, Beckford’s Tower is an extraordinary building that was once home to one of the greatest collections of books, furniture and art in Georgian England and now stands as the only surviving example of William Beckford’s great architectural achievements.

William Beckford’s ability to build, and to collect, was made possible by the wealth he inherited and continued to accumulate as an owner of Jamaican sugar plantations and enslaved people, and through the compensation he received from the government following the abolition of slavery. An aspect of his life that is explored within the museum displays.