Hedgemead Park collaborative project exhibition now ongoing

Hedgemead Park collaborative project exhibition now ongoing

May 17th – November 1st The Museum has been working with the Friends of Hedgemead Park on a collaborative project concerned with the history of this local park, the crowded district of homes and their residents. Volunteer Stephanie Stewart and Stuart Burroughs have worked with Nigel Long of the Hedgemead Friends on an exhibition and a series of outdoor walks which will be held in July. Prior to the 18th century the Hedgemead Park area was open ground, considered too steep or useful for housing. Speculative builders in the early 19th century filled the space between London Street and Camden...

Art Works: Exhibition of paintings by local artist Tom Elliott

Art Works: Exhibition of paintings by local artist Tom Elliott

On display from May 17th-November 1st 2021 My work has been exhibited in London and Bath commercial galleries, so when Stuart Burroughs the director of the Museum contacted me about having a solo show — with my work “in among the exhibits” – I was delighted and intrigued. It’s an amazing collection, and visiting I realised that, like me, Stuart is fascinated with the Victorian industrial heritage: offices and workplaces, shops, furnished interiors, laden tables, piled-up floorboards. . .  And everywhere, in so many spots in the Museum, something is being played out around the designed artefacts. Now, it turns...

All aboard! Train set prop from McDonald and Dodds ITV Show donated to Museum

All aboard! Train set prop from McDonald and Dodds ITV Show donated to Museum

On Display from May 17th –November 1st 2021 You may have seen the McDonald and Dodds light hearted crime series on ITV which is filmed in Bath. The mis-matched crime fighting duo of Ms McDonald and Mr Dodds plod around Bath righting wrongs and detecting. Anyway, in one of the episodes of this a working train model appears as a vital prop, in the solving of a case and ITV contacted our Director Stuart Burroughs to offer to the 16 ft long model to the Museum after filming had finished. Whilst it is quite large (!) it separates into two...