CANCELLED – Heritage Open Days – Bradford on Avon Town Walk 2023

Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel the Bradford on Avon Town Walk on Saturday and Sunday 9th/10th September, because of the forecast of record high temperatures. Taking a large group for a walk in temperatures that might hit 30°C no longer feels like the safe and responsible thing to do.

We’re very sorry for cancelling at short notice. We hope to be able to reschedule the walks for cooler days. Thank you for your support and understanding.


For Heritage Open Days in 2023, the Museum will be offering two free guided walks around Bradford on Avon, highlighting the town’s architecture and other features, and bringing its history to life.

On this walking tour of Bradford on Avon we will see, and tell the stories behind, the Saxon Church, medieval bridges, Barton Farm and the Tithe Barn; buildings related to the woollen industry, including the Georgian homes of rich clothiers, weavers houses, and mills; and the Iron Duke and it’s place in the pioneering rubber industry based in Bradford on Avon from the 19th century. We will also have the opportunity to visit the Museum for more on the history of the town and surrounding villages.

Event Times
Saturday 9 September: 1000-1200
Sunday 10 September: 1400-1600

Booking Details
Pre-booking: Required
Please book using the Eventbrite link
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Please wear suitable footwear for walking. Bradford on Avon is hilly and the walk will include some steep paths. The walk may also cross the town bridge, which has a very narrow pavement and is busy with traffic; and it may also take us across the railway line using the pedestrian level crossing.

Additional Information
Max 20 people per tour/session. Walk takes approximately 1.5hrs, and you will also have the chance to visit the Museum.

We will meet in front of the Museum / Library building. There is a small, public car park in front of the Museum / Library building, and another car park at St Margaret’s Hall. There is a larger car park at Bradford on Avon railway station. All three car parks are pay and display.

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