Weston Park, Shropshire

22nd Aug 2019   

The seat of the Earls of Bradford, this 17th century mansion features this
year a Victoria 200 exhibition.

Departure and drop off: Bristol Hotel 7.30am; Clifton, Triangle
West (Bath Store): 7.45am; Clevedon Road car park, Nailsea 8.15am

COST to include refreshments on arrival, guided tour, coach fare and
driver’s gratuity: £40 per head.

Please book online on this website via Contact Us

Powderham Castle, near Exeter

04th Sep 2019   

A guided tour of the home of the Earl and Countess of Devon, an
impressive castle set in a beautiful deer park.

Departure and drop off: Bristol Hotel at 8:15am, Jacobs Wells
Road, Bath Store 8:30am, Nailsea: 9:00am.

Cost to include coach, driver’s gratuity, tea and coffee on arrival and a
guided tour: £37.00.

Please book online on this website via Contact Us

Museum Summer Walk: 100 years of Council Housing – Hillfields

5.45pm    11th Sep 2019    Hillfields Library 

To celebrate the centenary of Addison’s Housing Act that led to the birth of Hillfields, join Pete Insole on a guided tour of the neighbourhood and learn about the legacy of the Act and its impact on the city as a whole.

Free but places must be booked in advance on line as numbers are strictly limited.

0117 922 3571
www.bristolmuseums.org.uk

Behind the Scenes: Limbs & Things

2.00pm    17th Sep 2019    Sussex Street BS2 0RA 

A factory tour of this award-winning company which makes medical
training equipment, sold world-wide.

Cost: £5.00 per head.

Please book online on this website via Contact Us

Bath Soft Cheese, Kelston, and Bath’s Original Theatre Royal

19th Sep 2019   

A day of contrasts: a guided tour of the factory at award-winning Bath Soft Cheese at Kelston, followed by a tour of the original Theatre Royal in Bath, now a Masonic Museum.

Departure and drop off: Nailsea 9.00am, Bristol Hotel 9.30am, Bath Store, Clifton Triangle 9.45am.

Cost to include coach, driver’s tip, entry fees and guided tours: £37.00

Contact: Gary Gostelow
0117 971 1323
gary.gostelow@googlemail.com

Illustrated Talk: Antony Gormley

2.30pm    21st Sep 2019    M Shed Studio 

As a precursor to our visit to the Royal Academy to see the exhibition of
Antony Gormley’s work, Frank Woodgate will give us a talk about this
celebrated UK sculptor.

Cost: £7.50 per head including refreshments.

Please book online on this website via Contact Us

Annual General Meeting

6.30pm    24th Sep 2019    M Shed 

There will be a short AGM followed by some interesting short presentations by museum staff about some of the items the Friends have helped to fund this year. We will finish with a glass of wine and an opportunity to chat and look more closely at the Wills’s advertising archive the museum is beginning to build with our help.

Do please come along as we like to get feedback from our members and this is an opportunity for you to express your views. New members are especially welcome.

Enclosed with the next newsletter you will find a notice of the AGM, a nomination form, and a copy of our annual report.

Contact: Katherine Martin
0117 929 2350
katherine_martin@hotmail.com

Visit to Malta

01st Oct 2019 - 08th Oct 2019   

A week’s visit to include archaeological, mediaeval and World War II sites and museums and a trip to Gozo, staying at St Paul’s Bay on Malta.

Price guide per person:  £1,300, single supplement: £175

Contact:

Mary Bailey

0117 942 1944

mary.bailey@friendsofbmga.org.uk