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The Humour of William Heath Robinson

August 1 - September 4

A special exhibition highlighting the humour of William Heath Robinson launches on 21st May at his eponymous museum in Pinner as part of their celebrations of his 150th birthday.

The Humour of William Heath Robinson features a chronological cross- section of his ironic observations, including the comically convoluted contraptions that made him a household name. It charts the development of both his style and range of subject matter between 1905 and 1943.

The drawings on display take a satirical swipe at the pompous or the pretentious by exaggerating their folly to the point of absurdity. Straight faced individuals undertaking seriously silly endeavours are the butt of his humour, as well as organisations and institutions, the laws of physics and the workings of fate.

During two World Wars he used gentle irony and irrationality to counter enemy propaganda and to relieve the fear and depression both at home and abroad engendered by the horrors of war

Tickets £6.60. Children/under 18’s free. Other concessions available/

For booking and more details click here or visit the website.

 


Venue

Heath Robinson Museum
Pinner Memorial Park
West End Lane,HA5 1AE

Organiser

Heath Robinson Museum
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