Guy Fawkes is said to have been carrying this lantern when he was arrested in the cellars of the Houses of Parliament on the night that the Gunpowder Plot was discovered in 1605. The object therefore has a very immediate connection to the people involved in the Plot. It is also a good starting point for investigating lighting methods before electricity.
Traditionally said to have been collected in the Houses of Parliament, London
height: 34.5 cm
(Please always check with the museum that the object is on display before travelling)
Next section: About the object