Monday 2nd December will be the last day that the Museum will be open in 2013, before going into its brief period of hibernation.
Normally, it would have closed on the last day of November, but this year it will continue to be open for another two days, including an unusual...Read More
. A small party of Museum Society members were treated to a tour of the stores of the Roman Baths Museum in Bath. The serious reason for the trip underground in Bath was towards identifying and understanding the Roman and Medieval pottery that has been found in Budbury and other places in Bradford. They had the opportunity to examine some fascinating sherds...Read More
The latest in Bradford on Avon Museum’s series of publications is a well-illustrated historical survey of the town’s bridges -across the river, canal and railway. Ivor Slocombe has included new research from his delving into records in the Wiltshire & Swindon Archives and has section on the footbridge which (so far) never was.
The booklet is on sale at the Museum,...Read More
From September, we are starting up a new Museum group for Members. The Discussion Group will be held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room. These informal sessions are FREE to Members and will cover a broad range of topics, with a different speaker introducing the theme each month.
Here are the topics for the first four months:
The Museum’s Bradford on Avon Millennium Embroidery will be displayed as part of the Bradford Fringe Festival. The twelve panels depict episodes in each of the centuries between the two Millennium Years of 1001 and 2001 and were sewn by hand by Bradford people, based on paintings by the late Jeanne Walpole. It can be seen for the period of 1st to...Read More
Hot on the heels of ‘Antiques Road Trip’ another BBC-tv crew has visited Bradford on Avon Museum. As part of making an insert for a ‘Flog It!’ programme, another antiques and auctions-based series, they videoed some of the museum’s old images of Bradford, then headed off with presenter Paul Martin to shoot around the town.
Follow this website for...Read More
On Thursday 18th July a team from STV spent an entire morning filming in Bradford on Avon Museum’s chemist shop. This was for a piece that will be included in a programme in a forthcoming new series of the BBC television series “Antiques Road Trip“, which is a spin-off from the venerable and well-known “Antiques Road...Read More
New date for your diary – Saturday 14th September 2013.
The June outing for members of the Museum Society has been postponed, and will now be taking place on 14th September instead.
We will visit the Priest’s House Museum in Wimborne Minster, a...Read More
EXHIBITION NOW RELOCATED TO ST LAURENCE SCHOOL FOYER UNTIL 8th FEBRUARY
Following the recent death of Alex Moulton, the inventor and developer of the Moulton bicycle, Bradford on Avon Museum has mounted a display about his life.
It draws on the material from the exhibition that...Read More
Dr Alexander Eric Moulton, the inventor of the small-wheel Moulton bicycle, died on Sunday 9th December 2012 at the age of 92.
He was best known for his involvement with two of the style icons of the 1960s: the range of innovative bicycles and the...Read More
During the week 10-14 December new air-conditioning machinery and associated pipework are being installed in the Museum and in the meeting/exhibition room next door.
As a precaution against the dust that could have accumulated in the roof space being released when suspended ceiling tiles are removed, as much as practical of...Read More
Bradford on Avon Museum’s publications group has come up with another in our series of booklets about local subjects, in conjunction with Ex Libris Press.
Pamela Slocombe’s booklet, which is in a slightly larger format than the previous ones, is about The Hall, the ancient and beautiful mansion on the eastern side of Bradford. It gives a history of the development of the...Read More
Bradford on Avon Museum has been successful in a bid for an award from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s “All Our Stories” round of grants. With the HLF funding and support, community groups like ours will carry out activities that help...Read More
Bradford on Avon Museum will close for its customary winter break after the session on Friday 30th November. It will open again at 2pm on Wednesday 16th January 2013.
In the intervening time we be able to do some sprucing up and redisplay, as well as having the time to rearrange some of our storage, to put every inch of the...Read More
.Bradford on Avon Museum has a small temporary display of letters of thanks that were sent by children from the Grove Primary School in Trowbridge.
They had visited Bradford and the Museum at the beginning of October as part of their studies about...Read More
Tuesday 15th January, 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Church
If you already have a ticket for the November talk which was cancelled due to the flooding, then your ticket is STILL VALID for the new date, so please do come along! Please note the change of venue.
David Hinton, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton is the author...Read More
Hot on the heels of the Bradford printers and Abbey Mills booklets comes one about Bradford’s Saxon Church. It has been written by David Hinton, who recently retired as Professor of Archaeology at Southampton University and is the author of several books on the medieval period. He carried out an...Read More
The Museum’s publications group has been busy and now two more booklets have joined the Museum’s growing list.
Bradford on Avon printers and town directories is the work of Roger Jones, who as the publisher Ex Libris Press has himself had plenty of experience of the printing industry. He gives a history of some of Bradford’s...Read More
We hope you got a chance to see our last exhibition ‘Jubilee’ which was in the Library Foyer from Monday 28th May to Tuesday 19th June, and to see Stephanie Laslett’s fascinating panels of the shops in Bradford in the 1950s which were displayed in shop windows over the past couple of weeks.
If not, we’re hoping to be able to redisplay some of this information...Read More
The Museum has now published the second of its series of booklets.
The Lost Pubs of Bradford on Avon is subtitled “A walker’s guide” and is designed to be a trail guide for a walk around the town, looking at the buildings and occasionally the sites that have at one time been public houses, but, for one reason or other, where pints are no longer pulled....Read More