Tiny Tudor Room Boxes
The “Tiny Tudor Room Boxes” exhibit brings Elizabethan England to Old Alabama Town. Created by Barbara Smith of Montgomery, these nine room boxes each tell a fascinating story about the reign of Queen Elizabeth I from 1558-1603. A room box is a box to display an environment in miniature scale. The scale of each room in the exhibit is one inch to 12 inches. The interiors are authentic reproductions for the time period. Designed by Smith in Montgomery, the boxes were individually handmade in England, taking over five years to complete the entire collection.
The rooms include the Kitchen, Great Hall, Attic Bedroom, Elizabethan Knot Garden, Stable, Scribe’s Workroom (in the Tower of London), Queen Elizabeth I Dressing Room, Artist’s Studio in Palace, and Queen Elizabeth I Private Throne Room. Each room tells its own story such as preparation of a Christmas banquet, the scribe handwriting official documents, and Queen Elizabeth I sitting for a portrait to name but three.
Visitors may view the exhibit on display for free as well as visit the Museum Shop located in the Loeb Reception Center. Old Alabama Town is open for tours Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through December 22. OAT will be closed December 22 - January 1. In 2019 OAT will be open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and open for free admission on second Saturdays of each month.