Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop of Covent Garden and Wilton’s unite to bring you a splendid recreation of an 1850s’ scene staged at the magnificent Wilton’s Music Hall.
The diorama has an illustrated back with space to write your message of good wishes, popping-up to its 3 dimensional model when removed from its envelope.
Size: 15.5 x 16 x 10 cm
Age Suitability: Any (3+)
Wilton's is a unique building with a long history, comprising a mid-19th Century grand music hall attached to an 18th-century terrace of three houses and a pub. Originally an alehouse dating from 1743 or earlier, it may well have served the Scandinavian sea captains and wealthy merchants who lived in neighbouring Wellclose Square. From 1826, it was also known as The Mahogany Bar, reputedly because the landlord was the first to install a mahogany bar and fittings in his pub.
In 1839 a concert room was built behind the pub and in 1843 it was licensed for a short time as The Albion Saloon, a saloon theatre, legally permitted to put on full-length plays. John Wilton bought the business in c. 1850, enlarged the concert room three years later, and replaced it with his 'Magnificent New Music Hall' in 1859.
In February 2016 Wilton's Music Hall was shortlisted in the 'Building Conservation' category of the RICS Awards 2016, London.