This is a coin operated automaton, commissioned by the Aston Hall Museum, de-picts the lion which escaped from a travelling fair in Birmingham in the 1920’s and was missing for 3 days. It was finally captured using with the football net belonging to the famous Aston Villa football club.
The Aston Hall museum is one of Birmingham’s most treasured buildings. Redis-played as part of the development project, Aston Hall boasts sumptuous interiors from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, including the magnificent Long Gallery. Display rooms illustrate the part Aston Hall and its residents played in key moments in history, including the English Civil War, and how it prepared to receive royalty on more than one occasion.