Saturday 23rd November – Monday 2nd December, Bradford on Avon Library Meeting Room, during Library / Museum opening hours
N.B. This exhibition will now be opening at 12pm on Saturday 23rd November.
Over the course of the past year we have studied and recorded traces of the prehistoric, Romano-British , and medieval landscape over an area...Read More
Wednesday 6th November, 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room
Our next Museum Discussion Group session is on “An Introduction to Geophysics” and will be led by Sophie Hawke.
These Museum Discussion Group sessions are FREE to members. You don’t need to book or attend all the sessions – just turn up.
Wednesday 2nd October, 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room
The second of our Museum Discussion Group sessions is on “Documents Relating to the Manor of Bradford” and will be led by Ivor Slocombe. These Museum Discussion Group sessions are FREE to members. Please note that non-members can attend one session before being asked to join. If...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
Bradford on Avon’s Market Street in the early 1950s (Neil Mattingley, freshford.com) Daily dairy deliveries in Bradford on Avon (P45238: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre) Click on the photos above to view larger...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
Saturday 6th July, 2-5pm at the Lecture Theatre, St Laurence School, Bradford on Avon
The following presentations will be given:Digging up Bradford on Avon – problems and possibilities: Roy Canham. Wild West frontier town – Bradford in the politics of Wessex and Mercia: Martyn... Read More
Wednesday 24th April, 7:30pm at Bradford on Avon Library
A public talk by Roy Canham, former County Archaeologist for Wiltshire, and leader of the Museum’s exciting new project ‘Ancient Landscapes of the Bradford Hundred’.
Tickets are £2.00 and can be purchased on...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
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
Monday 12th – Friday 30th November, Bradford on Avon Library Foyer
The Museum will be running an exhibition in the Library Foyer to accompany the talk by renowned archaeologist Professor David Hinton (Thursday 22nd November at the United Reformed Church, St Margaret’s Street, Bradford on...Read More
Friday 20th – Monday 30th April, Library Meeting Room
Bradford on Avon Museum represents a large area known historically as the Bradford Hundred, and this area still has huge untapped potential in terms of its history and archaeology, and in terms of the many local people who have investigated its past and have knowledge to share.
However, the current...Read More
Monday 28th May – Sunday 17th June, Library Foyer
We are currently planning an exhibition featuring photographs, illustrations and newspaper articles from previous jubilees. If you have any jubilee-related photographs that we could copy for the museum, please contact Roy Canham (Museum Trustee) at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07807...Read More
The Annual General Meeting of Bradford on Avon Museum Society will be held on Wednesday 28th March 2012 at 7.30pm in the Library Meeting Room. All members are invited to attend and there will be refreshments and a chance to socialise after the business of the meeting has finished.Read More
Saturday 3rd October – Friday 28th October 2011, Library Meeting Room
Bradford on Avon Museum celebrates its 21st birthday this year. To mark the occasion, an exhibition has been mounted in the Museum and in the Library Meeting Room (upstairs at Bradford on Avon Library).
Following contributions from the public at the Saturday Market in Westbury Gardens...Read More
As part of Bradford on Avon’s ‘Trench!’ exhibition, the museum hosted a superb World War I activity day in May at the library meeting room. Steve Williams, a WWI expert and his son, Gareth, gave talks throughout the day, dressed as WWI soldiers, with the aid of a mock up trench, willing volunteers and weapons including a Vickers gun. We had a steady flow of over 120 visitors- both...Read More
The Museum will be at the Saturday Market in Westbury Gardens, Bradford on Avon from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 2nd July.
We will be displaying excerpts from our most successful exhibitions and asking you to help us recall events that have happened over the past 21 years within the Bradford Hundred as a lead up to the Museum’s 21st birthday this September.Read More
Saturday 28th May, 10am – 4pm
Following on from our talk on WWI archaeology (26th May), and the exhibition of St Laurence School students WWI trench models (6th – 27th May), we are delighted to announce that Steve Williams, an expert on WWI trench warfare will be giving an exhibition and presentations on Saturday 28th May.
Steve will give two talks, at 10.30am and...Read More
Friday 6th May – Friday 27th May, Bradford on Avon Library Meeting Room
For two years we have exhibited the model Roman villas produced by St Laurence School students and we were excited to learn that, as part of curriculum activity, the school has a project focused on WWI in which models of trenches are also built.
We are planning to exhibit a selection of the trenches in...Read More