Exhibition: A Life on Wheels


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 was jointly staged by...

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TALK: The Saxon Church in Bradford on Avon

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...

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EXHIBITION: The Saxon Church in Bradford on Avon


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...

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Exhibition: The Future of the Past

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...

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Exhibition: Jubilee!

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 roycanham@btinternet.com or on 07807...

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Exhibition: 21st birthday

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...

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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...

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Museum stall at the ‘Saturday Market’

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.

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Exhibition: WWI trench warfare

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...

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Exhibition: St Laurence School students’ models of WWI trenches

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...

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Talk: “From Wollongong to Wiltshire to Wallonia: Archaeology of the Great War”

Thursday 26th May,  7:30pm

Richard Osgood, MoD Archaeologist and ex-student of St Laurence School, will be talking about the archaeology of WWI.  The talk will include a discussion on what a soldier of the Great War took into battle – all demonstrated through archaeology.

Tickets are available from 1st May 2011 at the Museum, Tourist Information Centre and Ex Libris...

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Museum Society AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Bradford on Avon Museum Society will be held on Wednesday 6th April 2011 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.

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St Laurence School model Roman villas

St Laurence School model Roman villas

For a second year the Museum is co-operating with St Laurence School to produce a short display of models of Roman villas. They have been made by the school’s Year 7 History Skills Project pupils, inspired by the villa that lies under the school playing field.

The exhibition is in the exhibition room next to the Museum. It is open during Library hours and runs until 6th...

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Bradford at War

‘Names in Stone – the Great War 1914-18

by Jonathan Falconer

Location: Bradford on Avon Library Time: 7-30pm Date: Thursday 30th September 2010

EXHIBITION Bradford on Avon Library 27th September – 8th October...

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Found something fascinating?

Finds identification on Saturday, 2 October, 10-4pm.

Kate Hinds, Finds Liaison Officer (Portable Antiquities Scheme) and other experts will be on hand to identify any archaeological finds you may have made whilst digging your garden or out walking. There will be a prize for the most unusual find brought in!

Date: Saturday, 2 October 2010 Time:...

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Moulton exhibition April 2010

Alex Moulton has fond memories of his time as a student in Cambridge. One of the loudest is removing the silencer and riding his motorbike up and down a passageway in the university engineering department. Friends were helping him tune and test the bike for speed trials at Syston in 1938.

He had bought the machine – a Scott TT Replica built in 1931 – from...

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Photographing the Treasures of Wiltshire

Bradford on Avon Museum has just hosted a travelling exhibition from Wiltshire Council’s Museums Service.

In an award-winning collaboration between the Council, Swindon New College and museums around Wiltshire, including Bradford, photography students had week-long placements in the museums. The idea was that the students would get experience in recording a wide variety of objects...

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Marcos exhibition April 2010

Marcos cars were built by a skilled team at Greenland Mills from 1962 to 1969, moving then to premises at Westbury. The co-founder and company director Jem Marsh celebrates his 80th birthday in April.

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Roman villas exhibition Dec 2009

Roman Villas Exhibition

St Laurence School Year 7 History Skills Project

Over the Christmas break 2009/2010 we arranged for students from St Laurence School to display their models of Roman Villas in the Library exhibition room. This is a project carried out each year by Year 7 students and followed on from the Museum’s exhibition about Roman Bradford. They had about 2 weeks to create their model, having...

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Names in Stone exhibition

Names in Stone exhibition

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