Visit to Mells

05th Sep 2018   

Retired architect Michael McGarvie will lead a walk round the historic village of Mells, in Somerset.

Departure and drop off:   Clevedon Road car park, Nailsea: 11.45am,

Bristol Hotel: 12.15pm, Clifton Triangle (Bathstore): 12.30pm

Cost to include coach fare and driver’s gratuity: £26.00

Please book online on this website via Contact Us

Illustrated Talk: Where the wild things went: histories of Bristol’s historic zoo

2.30 pm    08th Sep 2018    M Shed Studio 

Dr Andy Flack is the author of a detailed historical study of Bristol Zoo for which he used every available archive to tell some familiar stories in a different way.

Cost: £7.50 per head, to include refreshments

Please book online on this website via Contact Us

Visit to Belfast

13th Sep 2018 - 20th Sep 2018   

A week in Belfast to sample its many interesting museums, including the new Titanic museum, plus visits to the Giants Causeway and other sites outside the city.

Cost will be approx. £1,540.00 per person for a double or twin room with a single supplement of £250.00 per person.


Gary Gostelow

0117 971 1323

This event is now FULLY-BOOKED

The Annual Schubart Lecture: John and Joséphine – The creation of the Bowes Museum

7.00 pm    25th Sep 2018    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 


Adrian Jenkins, Director of the Bowes Museum, will tell us about this museum, purpose built in the 19th century by John and Joséphine Bowes.

Cost: £5.00 per head, to include refreshments beforehand


Gary Gostelow

0117 971 1323

Annual General Meeting

6.00 pm    25th Sep 2018    Bristol Museum and Art Gallery 


This will be the first AGM for the combined friends’ groups and following the business (which will be kept to a minimum) there will be refreshments, followed by the Schubart Lecture, given by Adrian Jenkins, the Director of the Bowes Museum.

The timetable for the evening will be:

6.00 pm AGM

7.00 pm (at the latest!) Refreshments

7.30 pm Schubart Lecture

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 formal notice of the AGM, a nomination form, a copy of our annual report and a booking form for the Schubart Lecture.

Note that, as a one-off, we are meeting at the Museum and Art Gallery, not M Shed as we usually do.

Behind the Scenes: Albert Road Recycling Centre

12 noon    28th Sep 2018    Albert Road Recycling Centre Albert Road, BS2 

An opportunity to find out how our waste is sorted and recycled at the centre operated by Bristol Waste.

Cost: £5.00 per person

 Please book online on this website via Contact Us

Docks Heritage Weekend

11.00 am to 4.30 pm    29th Sep 2018 - 30th Sep 2018    M Shed 


The annual celebration of Bristol’s recent maritime past, run in partnership with the Underfall Yard and the ss Great Britain.

Free – drop in

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