Then and Now in Bath’s Chelsea Road

The Museum of Bath at Work is pleased to have helped author John Daniels with material for his latest book. ‘Then and Now in Bath’s Chelsea Road’ tells the history of the Chelsea Road area of Bath from 1950-1990. John’s book is far ranging and includes, but not confined to, the people and families who lived there, the local schools, the shops and employers, and the transport links in the area. The book gives good coverage to Horstmann’s and the Horstmann family, many of whom lived locally. Cedric Chivers, described as ‘the greatest Bathonian in living memory’, is also well...

Bath Buddhist meetings at Museum

The Bath Sakya Buddhist Group meets at the Museum of Bath at Work on Tuesday Evenings at 8pm. They offer a chance to learn about Buddhism and to practise meditation. There are no meetings at Christmas, New Year and two weeks in the summer. Each session lasts about an hour, and comprises meditation and a short talk, followed by a discussion and refreshments. The Group recommend that you attend at least a few sessions to get an understanding of Buddhist teachings. There is no need to book-just turn up. The cost is £4 per session (£2 Concessions). Liz Godfrey of...

The Duke of Gloucester joins our 40th Birthday Celebration

The Duke of Gloucester On  26th September 2018, HRH Duke of Gloucester  attended the Museum of Bath at Work’s 40th birthday celebration. It was the Duke’s third visit to the museum.  His first visit was to open the museum in September 1978. The Past The Museum of Bath at Work opened as a reconstruction of the Victorian engineering and soft drinks factory of businessman J B Bowler. The factory shut in 1969, and the museum trust purchased the contents to preserve them for future generations.  The museum has since expanded to include the many other ways in which Bath people...

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