Guinness World Record - 359 items !!
(latest total = 487 items)
29th Oct 2016
We gathered to count the Packington Collection ear trumpets in the museum.

View the YouTube video

Gracious and enthusiastic help was provided by all, but special mention to:

Alan Humphries at the Thackray Museum Leeds.

Emma-Kate Lanyon at Shrewsbury Museum.

Barry Reading for doing the video.

After a hiccup on the first shelf, we managed to count 359 certified ear trumpets, in 5 bays.

29 were quarantined by Alan and I based on our knowledge of fakes and the Guinness use of the Wikipedia definition.

Thank you to all - a super lunch and an almost error free event !

click to view the certificate

Ear Trumpets, the Packington Collection
SY10, Shropshire, UK