The Master Collection is one of the hidden gems of Folkestone Museum.
The collection was put together by Thomas Man Bridge (1809 to 1883). Towards the end of this life he lived in Sandgate.
The Master Collection gets its name from Amy Master, who inherited it and later gave it to the museum.
It includes a nationally important collection of Old Master prints and drawings, and two albums of Journey Views. They provide a fascinating insight into a grand tour of Europe by Thomas Man Bridge in the 1830s, when he was a young man.