A Short Season of Films: Oct. 2020–Half Term

The Elephant Never Forgets (1952) Monday October 24th 2p.m. and 3 p.m. Free admission with admission to the Museum.Hands up who thinks a film about the last days of Trams in London could be both poetic and elegiac? Me for one. This classic short film by John Krish makes you wonder why we ever got rid of them. Have your hankies handy. I Want to Go to School! (1959)  Tuesday October 27th 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free admission with admission to the Museum.Remember your school days? Still having your school days? Anyway if you want to see what a day...

Funding Award to Restore Historic Bath Crane

Funding Award to Restore Historic Bath Crane

What do the dockside in Thessaloniki, Greece, the Port of Antofagasta Chile and the dockside in Wellington, New Zealand, have in common? Answer: they all have restored Stothert and Pitt cranes, standing proud and tall there. The cranes were made in Bath on the Stothert and Pitt site along the Lower Bristol Road. Stothert and Pitt were the ‘Crane Makers to the World’. This is the title of a book written by Ken Andrews and Stuart Burroughs in 2004. In 1980, the then Director of the Science Museum, claimed that ‘the contribution by Stothert & Pitt as a supplier of...

In the Dome

In the Dome

The plywood geodesic dome made by members of The Bath Arts Workshop exhibition has now been dismantled after the closure of this highly successful exhibition. Almost 5000 people visited the exhibition during its run. During the time it has been in place we have used the space for every kind of meeting, film show, small workshop and here you can see the Museum’s Management Group holding a meeting in the dome just before it was taken down.

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